ARLINGTON, Texas – All-Star Infielder Alex Bregman left Houston on Thursday night in Texas after a groundball jumped up and hit him on the chin.
Manager A.J. Hinch said during an interview in the ESPN game that it looked like Bregman's chin was cracking open. Hinch said Bregman wanted to stay in the game, but the team got him to be examined by a doctor.
Bregman played shortstop and moved to the center of the infield in the third inning when he hit a grounder hit by Shin-Soo Choo. The ball took a late high jump and hit Bregman just in the lower half of the face, and it seemed to be blood when he was groomed by a coach Carlos Correa on the injured list.
Myles Straw replaced Bregman at Shortstop.
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