Houston Astros infielder Alex Bregman out after grounder to face

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ARLINGTON, Texas – All-Star infielder Alex Bregman left Houston game at Texas on Thursday night after a groundball bounced up and hit him on the chin.

Manager A.J. Hinch said during an in-game interview on ESPN broadcast that it looked like Bregman's chin was split open. Hinch said Bregman wanted to stay in the game, but the team got him out to get checked by a doctor.

Bregman was playing shortstop, shifted toward the middle of the infield when he went to the grounder hit by Shin-Soo Choo. The ball took to the side of the body. Bregman squarely on the lower half of his face.

Bregman is Houston's primary third baseman, but has been playing shortstop with Carlos Correa on the injured list.

Myles Straw replaced Bregman at shortstop.

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