Looking to the future
While Presley’s production this season has been a bright spot for the Detroit Tigers, he’s already 32 and has just one year of arbitration (per Spotrac) remaining before he reaches free agency.
A productive 32-year-old with free agency on the horizon isn’t exactly a perfect fit for a rebuilding club.
What’s more, with Mikie Mahtook and Nicholas Castellanos as options in the outfield corners, the need isn’t as great for the veteran as a starting option as it was before Castellanos moved to the outfield grass.
Of course, Presley could still be useful to the Tigers in center field as a compliment to JaCoby Jones.
Collins has the ability to man center field, while Adduci can fill in as the team’s left fielder, shifting Mahtook to center if Jones needs to be brought along slower.