Alex Bregman Leaves Astros vs. Rangers with Quad Injury

Blake SchusterSenior Analyst IIIJune 17, 2021

Houston Astros' Alex Bregman follows the flight of his double to lead off the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Denver. Bregman limped to second base and was removed from the game before play resumed. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Houston Astros star Alex Bregman suffered a left quad strain on Wednesday against the Texas Rangers, according to MLB.com's Alyson Footer.

Alyson Footer @alysonfooter

Astros 3b Alex Bregman left today's game with a left quad strain.

Through 58 games, the third baseman is slashing .276/.360/.430 with seven home runs and 34 RBI.

Bregman was able to stay relatively healthy in 2020, starting 42 of 60 games while slashing .242/.350/.451 with six home runs and 22 RBI. 

The 27-year-old is one of the Astros' most important players and certainly one of the more dangerous bats in their lineup when he's at his best, but last season proved he was far from that. 

Still, the Astros' chances in 2021 get considerably tougher without Bregman in the lineup. 

Houston was tormented by injuries as much as any team in baseball last year, with Justin Verlander, Yordan Alvarez, Roberto Osuna, Brad Peacock, Chris Devenski and Aledmys Diaz all on IL at various points. 

Avoiding a similar fate in 2021 will be imperative to the team's postseason chances, even in a relatively weak American League West. 

With the LSU alumnus out, expect Abraham Toro and Yuli Gurriel to get some reps in at third base.