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Presley taking few days off during rehab stint

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BOSTON -- Outfielder Alex Presley, who's on a Minor League rehab stint at Class A Tri-City while recovering from an oblique injury, has been given a couple of days off. He went 0-for-3 in his first game on Tuesday and was pulled from the lineup Wednesday when he felt discomfort.

Astros manager Bo Porter said Presley wasn't going to play Thursday or perhaps Friday.

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BOSTON -- Outfielder Alex Presley, who's on a Minor League rehab stint at Class A Tri-City while recovering from an oblique injury, has been given a couple of days off. He went 0-for-3 in his first game on Tuesday and was pulled from the lineup Wednesday when he felt discomfort.

Astros manager Bo Porter said Presley wasn't going to play Thursday or perhaps Friday.

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"We're going to re-evaluate him after today and make a decision for the rest of the rehab," Porter said. "He didn't have a setback, but he had some discomfort. The trainer just made a decision of, 'You know what? We're going to go ahead and scratch him and give him a couple of more days of treatment and see how it goes.'"

Presley has been on the disabled list since he strained his right oblique swinging the bat July 7 in Arlington. The Astros were hoping to get him back at some point during this weekend's series against the Red Sox, but that's up in the air.

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter.

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