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Astros claim OF Presley off waivers from Twins

AP - Sports

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Astros have claimed outfielder Alex Presley off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.

The Astros made the move Thursday. They designated left-hander Raul Valdes for assignment.

The 28-year-old Presley has played for the Twins and Pittsburgh over the last four seasons. He is a career .264 hitter with 17 home runs and 20 stolen bases.

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