Bregman went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run Thursday against the Marlins. Bregman belted a home run in the first inning to give the Astros a two-run lead, his second of spring training. Following Thursday's performance, he's 5-for-13 with four RBI and two runs scored.
Bregman (back) will serve as the Astros' designated hitter and will bat third in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. The Astros had held Bregman out of action the past two days after he experienced back stiffness during his appearance in Wednesday's exhibition versus the Marlins. He'll be eased back into the starting nine in a non-defensive role but should reprise his normal duties at third base within the next few days.
Bregman (back) is listed on the travel roster for Saturday's game and is expected to play against the Cardinals, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Bregman left Wednesday's game with a stiff back and hasn't played since. Manager AJ Hinch said he could have played Friday but decided it wasn't worth the risk.
Bregman (back) is out of Friday's lineup against the Cardinals. He exited Wednesday's game with a stiff back and will now be held out of the lineup for the second day in a row. It is slightly concerning that Bregman is not back in the lineup Friday, as manager AJ Hinch said he expected his star third baseman to only need one day off (Thursday).
Bregman (back) is not in the lineup for Thursday's spring game against the Marlins, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. Bregman will get the day off after leaving Wednesday's spring game with a sore back. Manager AJ Hinch expects Bregman to be back in the lineup for Friday's exhibition contest.