Bregman is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Red Sox, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Bregman will take a seat after he was one of the quieter performers in the Astros' 13-4 rout of Boston on Tuesday, as he finished the day 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. The 28-year-old is walking at a 16 percent clip in 2022 -- the second-highest rate of his career -- but his .230 average, zero stolen bases and five home runs in 154 plate appearances have made him a relatively disappointing fantasy contributor even while he's shown a discerning eye at the plate. Aledmys Diaz will check in at third base for Bregman, who is sitting for just the third time in the Astros' 38 games on the season.
Bregman went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and two RBI on Tuesday against the Twins. Bregman delivered an RBI double in the fifth inning and followed that up with a sacrifice fly one frame later. Across his last six games, he has gone 7-for-19 with three doubles, a home run, six RBI and four runs scored. That performance has raised Bregman's ISO to .214 across 117 plate appearances on the season, a significant improvement over his .152 mark in 2021.
Bregman went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs scored Sunday against the Tigers. Bregman took Joe Jimenez yard in the fifth inning to record his fifth homer of the season. He has yet to get going at the plate -- he has just seven hits in 34 at-bats across his last 10 games -- but he has more walks than strikeouts and is suffering from a .228 BABIP. Bregman should be able to improve upon his .235 batting average going forward and remain a strong source of runs due to his strong on-base percentage.
Bregman went 3-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and three RBI on Wednesday against the Mariners. Bregman drove in a run in each of the second, fourth and sixth innings to tally his first multi-RBI performance since April 23. He had been quiet at the plate prior to Wednesday's offensive explosion, tallying only five hits in 34 at-bats across his last 10 games. Overall, Bregman is hitting .247/.347/.447 across 101 plate appearances to go along with four home runs, 16 RBI and 14 runs scored.
Bregman is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays. Bregman will sit for only the second time this season in what amounts to his first day off since April 9. Aledmys Diaz will fill in at third base for the 28-year-old, who is hitting .233 with four home runs, 13 RBI and 12 runs through 88 plate appearances on the season.