Alex Bregman Aug 14, 2022; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman (2) reaches first on an Oakland Athletics fielding error in the seventh inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

With MLB’s Winter Meetings underway this week in Nashville, it’s reasonable to expect some transactions and player movement soon.

One player who isn’t expected to be on the move, however, is Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman.

Speaking to the media on Monday, Astros general manager Dana Brown made that perfectly clear.

“We’re not interested in trading him,” Brown said. “I think Alex knows that and understands that based on our conversations, so I’m not worried one bit about the articles and the rumors. At the end of the day, Alex is a pillar here. We’re trying to win here.”

Bregman has been the subject of trade rumors so far in the offseason as the 29-year-old enters the final year of his contract and has not yet signed an extension. The two-time All-Star has spent his entire eight-year career in Houston and is eighth in franchise history in home runs with 165.

While it could always change, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported over the weekend that the Astros weren’t optimistic about extending Bregman. “The Houston Astros have no interest in trading third baseman Alex Bregman but have privately resigned to losing him in free agency in a year, realizing it may take $300 million to keep him. The money they’ll spend is making sure that Jose Altuve stays with the Astros for life,” He wrote.

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