Astros: Alex Bregman’s wrist surgery holds him out until January

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On Monday, Houston Astros‘ third baseman Alex Bregman underwent right-wrist surgery, which will hold him out of baseball activities until January of next year, as reported by Chandler Rome. The 27-year-old battled a quad injury in the middle of the season, a reoccurring injury in his short-career.

Bregman was out for close to two months in the middle of the 2021 season, as quad troubles resurfaced again after delaying his start to spring training in March. The right-hander returned to baseball in August, but it was obvious he wasn’t the same.

Alex Bregman’s undergoes wrist surgery, after struggling in the postseason.

In the postseason, Bregman had one series with an OPS north of .800, and it was in the American league Division Series. The right-hander had a .656 OPS in the American League Championship Series and a .343 OPS in the World Series.

While mentioning that his top hand (right hand) was bothering his swing in the World Series, Bregman would inevitably have surgery on said wrist of that hand. This could have been a coincidence, but it looks like it bothered him for sometime.

Bregman will resume baseball activities in January of 2022 and will be ready for spring training.

In terms of his ’21 regular season, Bregman posted a career-low OPS (.777), while his power looked diminished. There were some key factors that affected Bregman’s play in 2021, while also taking a hit to injury in 2020.

The right-hander fought through an injury, and while the season didn’t end in a World Series title, the Astros are expected to have three of their four infielders back next season at full strength. No more has been reported on Carlos Correa talks, since the last offer from the Astros’ front office.

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