Astros: Bregman’s documentary was something he “always wanted to do”

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Alex Bregman’s documentary was something PHW Productions “always wanted to do.”

At first, many Houston Astros’ fans waited patiently to hear the next steps for Alex Bregman. But with the All-Star’s progressions not among much chatter in the media, two rehab assignments and a delayed return had fans antsy.

During his time away, Bregman continued to train with hitting coach Jason Columbus, while also receiving treatment for his quad injury at his home. The 27-year-old showed the behind the scenes steps before heading on a rehab assignment in his documentary: No Sunshine: Reset. Rebuild. Rise.

The documentary shows the emotions and setbacks that Bregman faced in route to a return to the major-leagues, as PHW Productions wanted to show the player’s side of an injury.

"“We’ve always wanted to do a mini documentary and thought why not film this now and show the behind the scenes and highlight all the work it takes to come back from an injury,” PHW Productions said. “Many baseball players don’t show behind the scenes footage and we thought it would be great to give kids and fans the inside look at all the work that takes place.”"

As Bregman’s documentary, was produced by himself, Tyler Straub and Will Stout, they highlighted the behind the scenes aspects of rehabilitation in baseball. While a setback occurred in the All-Star’s rehab assignment, the production team faced their own roadblocks when constructing their documentary.

"“Some challenges we faced are sometimes things don’t go as planned,” PWH Productions said. “You have roadblocks and setbacks and have to find ways to deal with the adversity and push through to see the light at the end of the tunnel.”"

Since his return from the injured list, Bregman has slashed .372/.438/.558 in 43 at-bats. The right-hander has also launched two homes runs and has accounted for seven RBI.

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After a 10-5 victory on Friday, the Astros are back in action against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday at 6:10 p.m. Luis Garcia looks to counter left-hander Luis Suarez. Also, Zack Greinke will return on Tuesday to pitch against the Texas Rangers, while the right-hander is currently not on the 40-man roster after testing positive for COVID-19.