Presley set to begin rehab assignment

Presley set to begin rehab assignment

Presley set to begin rehab assignment
MILWAUKEE -- Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said outfielder Alex Presley will be sent out on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday as he recovers from concussion-like symptoms.

Presley jarred his head making an attempt at a diving catch on July 3, and he was placed on the seven-day disabled list. He's since participated in "strenuous" workouts, and Hurdle said he expects Presley to rejoin the team for the Rockies series, which starts on Monday.

Hurdle said Presley, who batted .242 in 60 games before the injury, simply needs at-bats and a little field work to be ready for a return to the Pirates.

"It's best served to get him out and get him on the field," Hurdle said. "This way we can use the opportunity to use up to five games. To be down seven, eight days without any game speed and limited activity until the last couple days, he's all for it."