The Houston Astros have had a stream of prospects come through Houston since general manager Jeff Luhnow rebuild the minor league system in Houston. Only a few prospects' arrivals have made national news like George Springer, Carlos Correa, and Lance McCullers. The news addition to that list is Alex Bregman.
Bregman was officially added to the major league roster on Monday and meet with the Houston media for the first time before his first start against the New York Yankees.
Bregman will wear the No. 2, played third base, and bat in the No. 6 hole in his first start on Monday.
.@ABREG_1 met with the Houston media before prepping for tonight's game. pic.twitter.com/hMwMC7SnfI— Houston Astros (@astros) July 25, 2016
Bregman talked about when he found out about his call-up, who he has at the game, and his interaction with fans thus far.
Bregman: "I called my family immediately. My mom started screaming, she was crying."— Jordan Ray (@JordanLRay) July 25, 2016
Bregman said 50-70 family members and friends will be here today.— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) July 25, 2016
LSU coach Paul Mainieri is here, Bregman said. Some of his former teammates here as well.— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) July 25, 2016
Bregman on his social media craze: "I'm thankful [the fans] want me here, but I'm just trying to keep my head down, play baseball."— Jordan Ray (@JordanLRay) July 25, 2016
Bregman's new teammates talked about last night's photo at Carlos Correa's house:
Correa had Bregman at his house last night pic.twitter.com/soAq1tcXeJ— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) July 25, 2016
McCullers provides a breakdown of last night's gathering at Correa's house with Bregman pic.twitter.com/TXwgNCr50P— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) July 25, 2016