Infielder Alex Bregman should be ready for Opening Day after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow on Friday morning, the Houston Astros announced.
Bregman, 24, had the surgery to remove loose bodies from the elbow and is expected to be limited at spring training.
Playing primarily at third base, Bregman is coming off a career year in which he hit .286 with 31 home runs, 51 doubles, 105 runs and 103 RBIs. He also earned his first All-Star Game nod and took home MVP honors after hitting the game-winning home run.
In his third year in the majors, Bregman led the American League in doubles and finished fifth in MVP voting.
The regular season begins on March 28. The Astros open the season on the road against the Tampa Bay Rays with a four-game series.
–Field Level Media