The MLB All-Star break has reached its conclusion, and the only regular season action on the schedule for Thursday night is between the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers. During said game, American League starting third baseman Alex Bregman went for a grounder from Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo. However, as he went to field it, the ball took a bad hop and hit him squarely on the jaw.
After wiping blood off his face, Bregman would walk towards the dugout and leave the game, being replaced at shortstop by Myles Straw.
We will likely hear more about Bregman's status following the conclusion of the contest, but this is the absolute last thing Houston needs at the moment. Already without Carlos Correa and Aledmys Diaz, and having absorbed a George Springer absence, the team needs Bregman's 23 bombs in there every single day.
Per the team, he may have escaped some concussion nastiness.
Alex Bregman left the game with a chin laceration, team says.— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) July 12, 2019
Hopefully, it's just a laceration.