Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman underwent successful surgery on his right wrist on Monday and should be ready for spring training, the team announced in a press release.
The 27-year-old Bregman was hampered by injury in the latter stages of the season, as he had just seven extra-base hits in September and then struggled in the final two rounds of the postseason. He hit .217 in the American League Championship Series, followed by .095 in the World Series that Houston lost to the Atlanta Braves.
“I felt good enough to play and I didn’t get the job done,” Bregman said after Game 6 of the World Series. “We will fix everything and arrive at the camp ready to go.”
Bregman was dropped in batting order from third to seventh during the World Series and had a big hit in Game 5. But he never looked comfortable at the plate and never had a hot streak.
“It felt like it hadn’t been there for a long time,” Bregman said at the time. “Obviously (I) take responsibility for that. You obviously pride yourself on being healthy and being there for a full season, and I couldn’t do that for the last two years.”
Bregman missed two months with a left quadriceps injury in early 2021. According to the statement, he can return to his normal baseball activities starting in January.