The Astros’ lineup will be without both Alex Bregman and Yuli Gurriel for possibly another series.
The Houston Astros look to be without their corner infielders, Alex Bregman and Yuli Gurriel, for another series. As the Colorado Rockies head into town for a two-game series starting Tuesday, the ball club won’t face the two-time All-Star and his partner across the diamond.
On Tuesday, manager Dusty Baker joined Matt Thomas on SportsTalk 790 to discuss the health of current players on the roster. While announcing that Bregman will take a few days off to receive treatment, you can imagine that the right-hander could miss this two-game set.
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Bregman’s rehab assignment with the Sugar Land Skeeters presumably has come to a close with his arrival and anticipated return to the lineup this week. While out since June 16 with a left-quad injury, the third baseman has missed 44 games, as the position has slashed 3-for-28 in his absence in regards to the month of August.
The right-hander’s rehab assignment has come to an end, but Baker described Bregman as not ready. He looks to start another assignment on Friday with the Skeeters.
For the case of Gurriel, nothing more has been reported on the status of his neck stiffness. While placed on the 10-day injured list retroactive to August 3, the right-hander will miss the series agains the Rockies. With their returns on the horizon, click here for a look at a projected lineup.
Rafael Montero was placed on the 10-day IL with shoulder discomfort, an injury he sustained in an appearance on Sunday. His active roster spot was taken by Pedro Baez, who joined the 40-man roster with Andre Scrubb’s transfer to the 60-day IL. As for the outfield, Michael Brantley is expected to start in left on Tuesday.