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Jose Altuve | Second Baseman | #27

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'6" / 164
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / HOU
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Jose Altuve finished 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, two runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base in Saturday's game against Baltimore.
Altuve saw his average briefly dip under .300 for a few games, but this three hit game has him slashing .301/.367/.500 and he is up to 10 stolen bases, too. The All-Star second baseman can do it all, contributing a high rate of extra-base hits, RBI, a respectable strikeout-to-walk ratio and plenty of thefts. May 27 - 11:41 PM

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Jose Altuve clubbed his seventh home run of the season in a losing effort against the Indians on Sunday afternoon.

His two-run shot off of Danny Salazar pulled the Astros to within 8-3 in the fourth inning. It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the day. The hard-hitting second baseman is now hitting .307/.377/.509 with seven homers, 21 RBI and nine stolen bases.
May 21 - 5:18 PM

Jose Altuve went 4-for-5 with an RBI in the Astros' defeat of the Marlins on Wednesday.

Altuve tallied two triples and two doubles, including his RBI double that opened the game's scoring in the top of the first inning. The star second baseman lifted his OPS from .832 to .896 in the afternoon victory.
May 17 - 3:21 PM

Jose Altuve finished 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in the Astros' victory over the Marlins on Monday.

Altuve hit an RBI single in the top of the seventh and a solo shot in the top of the ninth as Houston rolled to a 7-2 win. The star second baseman is slashing .292/.364/.458 with six home runs and 18 RBI in 38 games this season for the American League West-leading Astros.
May 15 - 10:21 PM

Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Angels.

Entering the top of the fourth, the Astros trailed 2-0. They would flip that score via a four-run frame against Matt Shoemaker, with the big blow coming on the three-run homer by Altuve. The dinger was his fifth of the season. Three of those have come in his last 10 games. The All-Star second baseman is working to a .304/.377/.478 triple-slash with nine steals, 14 RBI and 19 runs scored through 115 at-bats.
May 7 - 6:54 PM

Jose Altuve is not in the Astros' lineup Saturday against the Angels.

He'll celebrate his 27th birthday by getting the night off. Altuve injured his head and shoulder in a collision with teammate Teoscar Hernandez about a week ago but this is just a maintenance day. Utility man Marwin Gonzalez will start at second base and bat seventh against Angels right-hander JC Ramirez.
May 6 - 6:25 PM

Jose Altuve (head, shoulder) went 0-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in his return to action Friday against the Athletics.

Altuve missed back-to-back starts after his collision with teammate Teoscar Hernandez on Tuesday night, but he should be good to go moving forward. The dynamic second baseman is batting .305 with two homers, seven RBI, seven steals, and 12 runs scored through 22 games on the young season.
Apr 29 - 1:24 AM

Jose Altuve (head, shoulder) is back in the Astros' lineup.

Altuve missed two starts following Tuesday's collision with Teoscar Hernandez, but he had a pinch-hit single Thursday and is back in there at second base and in the No. 3 hole Friday. He's hitting .321/.393/.449 on the season.
Apr 28 - 4:42 PM

Jose Altuve (shoulder) delivered a pinch-hit single in Thursday's loss to the Indians.

Altuve didn't start for the second straight day following Tuesday's collision with Teoscar Hernandez, but he led off the ninth inning with an infield single. He was then caught stealing as the Astros' rally fell short. That he was able to pinch-hit suggests that Altuve should be ready to start Friday.
Apr 28 - 8:15 AM

Jose Altuve (shoulder) is sitting out again Thursday versus the Indians.

Altuve was also given the day off Wednesday following his nasty collision with Teoscar Hernandez on Tuesday night. The star second baseman has been cleared of a concussion but is experiencing some lingering shoulder soreness. Marwin Gonzalez will draw the start at second on Thursday versus the Tribe.
Apr 27 - 3:09 PM

Jose Altuve (head) is out of the Astros' starting lineup on Wednesday night.

Altuve took a blow to the head Tuesday when he collided with teammate Teoscar Hernandez in shallow right field, but the star second baseman was quickly cleared of a concussion. He'll take a day of rest anyway Wednesday versus the Indians, with Marwin Gonzalez covering second base.
Apr 26 - 3:26 PM

Jose Altuve (head) said he expects to play Wednesday.

Altuve was removed from Tuesday's game against the Indians after taking a blow to the head in an ugly outfield collision with Teoscar Hernandez, but he has already been cleared of a concussion. "Most likely -- I think we still have to wait until tomorrow, but I have a good chance to play tomorrow," the star second baseman told reporters late Tuesday.
Apr 25 - 10:00 PM

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said a concussion has been ruled out for Jose Altuve.

Altuve left Tuesday's game against the Indians after taking a blow to the head in a shallow-outfield collision with teammate Teoscar Hernandez, but the star second baseman checked out fine and can be called day-to-day. Hernandez took the brunt of the hit, appearing to suffer a serious left knee injury.
Apr 25 - 9:18 PM

Jose Altuve was removed from Tuesday's game after a collision with teammate Teoscar Hernandez.

The two collided while trying to track down a fly ball off the bat of Indians catcher Yan Gomes in the bottom of the eighth inning. Hernandez took the brunt of it and had to be carted off the field with a serious-looking leg injury. Altuve was able to walk off under his own power, but it looked like he took a blow to the head. There should be status updates on both within the hour.
Apr 25 - 8:26 PM

Jose Altuve finished 3-for-5 with a homer and two runs scored Sunday in the Astros' 6-4 victory over the Rays.

Altuve slugged a solo homer off the Rays starter Matt Andriese in the top of the fifth inning and scored an important run after a single in the top of the 10th as Houston came back from a 4-0 first-inning deficit to win the game in extras. Altuve is slashing .324/.393/.459 with two home runs, seven RBI, seven stolen bases, and 11 runs scored in 19 games this season.
Apr 23 - 5:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
3Juan Centeno
1B1Yulieski Gurriel
2Marwin Gonzalez
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Alex Bregman
LF1Nori Aoki
2Teoscar Hernandez
CF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Charlie Morton
5Mike Fiers
6Joe Musgrove
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Luke Gregerson
3Chris Devenski
4Will Harris
5Tony Sipp
6Michael Feliz
7Jandel Gustave
8James Hoyt
9Brad Peacock
10Dayan Diaz
11Ashur Tolliver
12Jordan Jankowski