Alex Bregman, out since June, returns to Houston Astros

Carlos Correa and AledmysDiaz help the Astros score three runs in the first innings to win against the Royals. (0:50).
Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros, third baseman, has been out of action since June 16 due to a left quadriceps strain. He was activated from the injured list on Wednesday.

Bregman wrote on Twitter: "Hey y’all... it’s been a while .... See y’all this afternoon,"

On Wednesday, the Astros will face the Kansas City Royals. They have a 4 game lead over Oakland in American League West. Bregman will bat sixth in the order, just ahead Kyle Tucker, who is making his first start since his return from the COVID-19 roster.

Bregman was the AL MVP runner-up in 2019. He worked out at Minute Maid Park Tuesday, after having played a rehab game for Triple-A Sugar Land Monday night.

In 59 games, he is hitting.275 with seven hits and 34 RBIs.

To make room for Bregman, Jacob Wilson, an infielder, was optioned to Sugar Land.

This report was contributed by The Associated Press.