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Astros place Alex Bregman on 10-day injured list

The Astros third baseman will be on the shelf for the next couple of weeks with a quad injury.

Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros hits a sacrifice fly to score a run against the Minnesota Twins in the third inning of the game at Target Field on June 11, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by David Berding/Getty Images

The Houston Astros placed All-Star third baseman Alex Bregman on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a left quad strain, according to Alyson Footer. Bregman suffered the injury in the first inning on Wednesday against the Texas Rangers. After the game, Astros manager Dusty Baker said the expectation is for the veteran third baseman to be out for a while, per Mark Berman of FOX 26.

To replace Bregman on the 26-man roster, the Astros are calling up catcher Garrett Stubbs from Triple-A Sugar Land. This is the second stint on the 10-day IL for Bregman, who missed some time earlier this season on the COVID injured list. This season, the 27-year-old third baseman is having a bounce back year at the plate. Bregman is slugging .275/.359/.428 with 7 HRs and 34 RBI.

With Bregman out of commission for the time being, the Astros will likely start either Robel Garcia or Abraham Toro at third base. Both players will be cheap options in DFS likely under $3K until they start producing consistently at the plate.