The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned outfielder Alex Presley to Triple-A Indianapolis prior to the game on Wednesday and recalled righty reliever Evan Meek.
Presley, 26, posted a .220/.246/.551 line over 118 at-bats (34 games) with Pittsburgh this season. The outfielder broke camp with the big league club for the first time in his professional career. After starting the season off hot -- .309 average over his first 19 games, Presley has been in a slump. The 26-year-old has been making tweaks at the plate over the past several weeks in order to gain last season's swing. Presley has gone just 3-for-42 over his last 15 games.
“Alex has got to get back to what has allowed him to be successful a year ago,” General Manager Neal Huntington said on Sunday. “And that was look to drive the pitches ...
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