Bregman (illness) is back in the lineup as expected Tuesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Bregman was out sick late last week and missed a few days of practice, but there never seemed to be much reason for concern. He'll bat third and play third base Tuesday.
Bregman (illness) is expected to be in the lineup Tuesday following Houston's off-day Monday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Bregman has been dealing with an illness and has not worked out the past few days, but he plans to be ready to take the field for Justin Verlander's Grapefruit League debut. Bregman has made two spring appearances, going 2-for-4 with a home run.
Bregman has been battling an illness but is expected to return to game action Tuesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. The 25-year-old remains with the team and is working out at the facility Sunday, so the illness appears to be a minor concern. The illness shouldn't have any impact on Bregman's preparations for Opening Day.
Bregman said Monday that he trimmed down from 215 pounds to 195 this offseason with a focus on increasing his mobility, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Perhaps in part due to the heftier build, Bregman saw his stolen bases fall for a second straight season, dropping from 10 in 2018 to only five in 2019. The strength of the Astros' lineup from top to bottom should again put a natural limit on Bregman's running opportunities, but even a modest bounce back in steals would help compensate for some expected regression in the power department after he clubbed a career-high 41 home runs last season. Though his role in the Astros' sign-stealing scandal has made Bregman a controversial figure this winter, his well-rounded profile still makes him a comfortable top-two-round selection in fantasy.
Bregman went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a 7-2 loss to Washington in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday. Bregman's homer in the first inning staked the Astros to a 2-1 lead and was his third long ball of the World Series. He also reached on an infield single in the sixth inning. The 25-year-old has had multi-hit efforts in two of the last three games but is still hitting just .231 (6-for-26) in the World Series.