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.