While on the shelf since late-June, Alex Bregman has completed one rehab assignment with the Sugar Land Skeeters, that ended a few days early. The reason was unclear, as the Houston Astros mentioned his assignment was up even with less than a week left.
Manager Dusty Baker mentioned numerous times that Bregman was nearing a return or expected back soon, although a timetable was never reported. In this new regime, we don’t seem to hear the full story in which case doesn’t matter, since the team isn’t obligated to share everything in detail.
Alex Bregman’s injury ballad has been tricky to keep up with, but the Astros’ third baseman looks to be running well.
Bregman is a victim of soft tissue in his quad, while the Houston Rockets are assisting in recovery as well. Without all of everyone’s questions answered, general manager James Click told SportsTalk 790 that he uncertain when Bregman will be ready to return to the Skeeters’ lineup.
While Bregman is working on his personal promotions with his salsa line, he did show some frustrations on social media, as many have fans and media members are drawing conclusions. The third baseman did share a video on Twitter of him running in Sugar Land:
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At this point, the Astros are approaching two months without their All-Star at the hot corner, but Aledmys Diaz’s resurgence off the injured list has been a blessing. The utility man has played a variety of positions, as he picked up where he left off after fracturing his wrist in June.
After a 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angles on Sunday, the Astros stand 2.5 game ahead of the Oakland A’s. They will travel to Kansas City to open a four-game set on Monday at 7:10 p.m., with Jake Odorizzi hitting the bump.
Kyle Tucker is also expected to rejoin the club sometime this week, as he sits on the injured list due to the health and safety protocol. The organization added Bryan Abreu, Brandon Bielak and Robel Garcia to the taxi squad as a precaution.