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Battling for a Starting Job in 2013, Presley Has Offseason to do List

Battling for a Starting Job in 2013, Presley Has Offseason to do List

The 2012 season for Alex Presley wasn't what he, nor the Pirates expected from him. After an impressive rookie season in 2011, where he finished with a .298 average over 52 games in the Majors, Presley broke spring training with the starting job in left field. But the 27-year-old struggled in his sophomore year, and was demoted, not once, but twice to Triple-A Indianapolis to get back on track.

Presley started the season off strong with a .309 clip over the first 19 games of the season. But a 3-for-38 (.079 avg) slump in May sent him to Triple-A for the first trip to the minors to find the success at the plate that he had in 2011. Presley returned to Pittsburgh in June, but his playing time was cut drastically after the Pirates acquired Travis Snider at the trade deadline. The outfielde...

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