Astros place former LSU star Alex Bregman on IL with strained hamstring; expected to be out 3 weeks

Astros place former LSU star Alex Bregman on IL with strained hamstring; expected to be out 3 weeks
Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman throws to first base to put out Colorado Rockies' Trevor Story in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (Source: David Zalubowski)

HOUSTON (WAFB) - The Houston Astros have placed All-Star third baseman Alex Bregman, who played shortstop at LSU, on the injured list after he suffered a strained right hamstring, the team announced Thursday, August 20.

The Astros reported Bregman injured his hamstring running to first base in the fourth inning of the 13-6 win over the Rockies at Coors Field on Wednesday. Bregman immediately left the game, the team added.

On Sunday, general manager James Click said Bregman is expected to be out about three weeks.

“Initially, that’s the kind of timetable that we’re looking at, but obviously, with all of these things we have to be patient,” Click said when he appeared on the Astros’ pregame show on SportsRadio 790 AM in Houston. “We have to wait for things to calm down there and see how he responds to treatment.”

Bregman is the latest Astros player added to the injured list. CBSSports.com listed all 11 and when they could be expected to return:

  • RHP Rogelio Armenteros (elbow surgery): May return later this year.
  • DH Yordan Alvarez (knee surgery): Done for the year.
  • 3B Alex Bregman (hamstring strain): Timetable unknown.
  • OF Michael Brantley (quad strain): Could return as soon as this weekend.
  • RHP Chris Devenski (sore elbow): Could return within a week or so.
  • UTIL Aledmys Diaz (groin strain): Could return within a week or so.
  • RHP Roberto Osuna (sore elbow): Attempting to avoid Tommy John surgery.
  • RHP Brad Peacock (sore shoulder): Recently started facing hitters.
  • RHP Austin Pruitt (elbow inflammation): Done for the year.
  • RHP Jose Urquidy (undisclosed): Recently started throwing bullpen sessions.
  • RHP Justin Verlander (forearm strain): Possibly done for the year.

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