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Astros' top prospect Alex Bregman placed on Disabled list

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Astros playing it safe with Bregman after he left the game limping.

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Houston Astros top prospect Alex Bregman was placed on the 7-day disable list on Saturday, as reported by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times' Quinton Marinez.

Bregman left Friday's Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks game with a limp following a ground in the seventh inning. The injury is being reported as a hamstring injury.

Bregman, 22, was the second-overall pick in the 2015 draft out of LSU. He was batting .340 (17x50) with 11 runs scored, a double, five home runs 14 RBIs, six walks, five strikeouts, .431 OBP, and 1.091 OPS.

On the surface, the move appears to be  precautionary.  Hooks manager Rodney Linares said to the Caller-Times:

"I told him to take his time. I'd rather this be a seven-to-10 day thing than a two or three-month thing. We are going to be cautious with him."

Bregman has impressed in his early minor league career in the Astros system. The team has elevated Bregman from Low-A Quad Cities to High-A Lancaster last season. He batted .294 (29x112) with 5 doubles and 34 RBIs in 2015.

We will have to wait and see what he does have he comes back from the disabled list with the double-a team.