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Continued: No more Morneau: Twins trade first baseman to Pirates

  • Article by: PHIL MILLER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: September 1, 2013 - 12:32 AM

Presley will arrive in Arlington on Sunday; Welker has not been announced as part of the trade yet, presumably because he must first clear waivers.

Presley is 28, and has been in the majors with the Pirates, off and on, for four seasons. He is a career .261 hitter, with the ability to play all three outfield positions.

“He’s a catalyst-type guy. He can run, he throws [well] enough, he can steal a base,” Ryan said. “He probably shouldn’t hit the ball in the air much, because he’s not a power-oriented guy. He’s an athlete.”

Welker is a former second-round pick, a 6-foot-7 hard-throwing righthander who saved nine games at Class AAA Indianapolis this year while posting a 3.25 ERA.















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