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Alex Bregman has surgery on right elbow

HOUSTON — Astros All-Star infielder Alex Bregman underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow Friday morning to remove loose bodies, Astros president of baseball operations and general manager Jeff Luhnow announced.

The procedure, performed by Dr. Thomas Mehlhoff in Houston, means Bregman will be limited at the start of Spring Training. He is expected to be ready to play prior to the start of the regular season, which begins on March 28 at Tampa.

HOUSTON — Astros All-Star infielder Alex Bregman underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow Friday morning to remove loose bodies, Astros president of baseball operations and general manager Jeff Luhnow announced.

The procedure, performed by Dr. Thomas Mehlhoff in Houston, means Bregman will be limited at the start of Spring Training. He is expected to be ready to play prior to the start of the regular season, which begins on March 28 at Tampa.

Bregman, 24, is coming off a career season in which he hit .286 with career highs in homers (31), RBIs (103), doubles (51), walks (96), on-base percentage (.394), slugging percentage (.532) and OPS (.926). He led the Astros in runs, hits, doubles, homers, RBIs, walks and OPS and was named the team’s Most Valuable Player.

Tweet from @ABREG_1: I���ll be ready …believe that… fixing to kick this rehabs ass. https://t.co/3pXNmZBj6P

He was also named the Most Valuable Player of the All-Star Game after hitting the game-winning homer for the American League.

Some other key Astros will be recovering from surgery as well when spring camp opens. Star second baseman Jose Altuve underwent surgery Oct. 19 to repair a patella (kneecap) avulsion fracture in his right knee. He played through knee pain for much of the second half of the season and the playoffs.

Right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. pitched through a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow in the final week of the season and playoffs and underwent Tommy John surgery on Nov. 6. He will miss the entire 2019 season. Shortstop Carlos Correa had surgery Nov. 5 to repair a deviated septum but has fully recovered.

Brian McTaggart has covered the Astros since 2004, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter and listen to his podcast.



Source : MLB

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