Injuries continue to mount for the Houston Astros as Alex Bregman hit the Injured List due to hamstring discomfort. The superstar was removed from Wednesday’s game against the Colorado Rockies. The move came after he hit a ball to the right field corner and limped his way to second for a double. Abraham Toro replaced him in the game. Bregman flew back to Houston and will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the issue. The injury turns what should have been a great day for the team to a disappointing day. Houston continued their winning streak in a blowout win but all eyes focus on the health of their star.
In 24 games this season, Bregman has a slashline of .272/ .374/ .500 with 13 extra-base hits. He was one of the Astros hottest hitters this month, hitting .313 with a .397 on-base percentage. Bregman also hit seven of his nine doubles and three of his four homers in August.
The team called up lefty Cionel Perez to fill Bregman’s spot on the roster. The 24-year-old has 20.1 career innings in the Majors, all from the bullpen. In those innings, he gave up 15 earned runs and struck out 19 batters.
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Unfortunately for the Astros, Bregman joins a long list of stars on the Injured List. This list includes Justin Verlander, Roberto Osuna, Michael Brantley, and Yordan Alvarez. Speaking of Alvarez, he joins Osuna on the list of Astros players whose seasons are over. After just two games, Alvarez is undergoing season-ending knee surgery. Knee issues have been a problem before for Alvarez, so the surgery is unfortunate, but not surprising.
In the two games Alvarez played, he had two hits in eight at-bats. One of those hits was a home run. He drove in four runs in his two games as well.
There is good news on the injury front for the Astros, Brantley is expected to be activated when first eligible over the weekend. Before his quad injury, his slashline was .286/ .375/ .446.
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