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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
Contract: view contract details

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X-rays on Jose Altuve's left forearm came back negative.
Altuve was lifted from Monday's game after being plunked on the forearm by a pitch, but he's escaped with merely a bruise. The Astros are calling him day-to-day. Sep 25 - 11:20 PM

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Jose Altuve exited Monday's game against the Rangers after being hit on the left wrist by a pitch.

The Astros are probably just being careful here given that they were leading 11-2 at the time, but we'll know more after the game. Altuve singled and walked in addition to the hit by pitch before he was pulled.
Sep 25 - 11:03 PM

Jose Altuve in not in the Astros starting lineup on Saturday.

Manager A.J. Hinch wants to get all of his regulars a few days off over the final week-plus of the regular season, so a few are sitting Saturday. Marwin Gonzalez is starting in his place at second base.
Sep 23 - 10:56 AM

Jose Altuve went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored in Friday’s win over the Angels.

Altuve singled to begin the bottom of the seventh inning and proceeded to steal second base before Yulieski Gurriel followed with a three-run homer. The stolen base was his 32nd of the season, though it was just his first since September 3. He’s one behind Whit Merrifield for the American League lead. The 27-year-old is batting .346/.409/.555 with 24 homers, 80 RBI, and 105 runs scored through 146 games this season. He’s looking like the odds-on favorite for AL MVP honors.
Sep 23 - 2:09 AM

Jose Altuve slugged a solo home run and added an RBI groundout Tuesday against the White Sox.

The dinger came off of Lucas Giolito in the fourth inning and gives Altuve 24 for the season, which matches the career high he set last year. The possible favorite for American League MVP, Altuve will have 12 more games to set a new career high in longballs.
Sep 19 - 11:20 PM

Jose Altuve is absent from the Astros' lineup Sunday.

It's a rare day off for the star second baseman. Marwin Gonzalez will fill in.
Sep 17 - 11:13 AM

Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 and scored a pair of runs as the Astros topped the Mariners on Saturday afternoon in Houston.

Altuve continues to strengthen his resume for the American League MVP race, slashing .348/.409/.556 with 23 homers, 103 runs scored, 77 RBI and 31 swipes on the season.
Sep 16 - 4:29 PM

Jose Altuve finished 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Game 2 of the doubleheader against the Athletics on Saturday.

Altuve is now up to 23 homers, just one short of the career best he set last season. He'll need to finish up strong if he wants to eclipse his total of 96 RBI from a year ago.
Sep 10 - 12:45 AM

Jose Altuve is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners.

No injury to report, here, just a scheduled off day for the MVP candidate. Marwin Gonzalez will play second in his place and is hitting sixth. This contest will see Lance McCullers (just activated from the disabled list) toeing the mound for the Astros, to be opposed by Andrew Moore.
Sep 6 - 7:40 PM

Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored in a 12-8 interleague win over the Mets on Saturday.

He opened the scoring by lacing an RBI single and then coming around to score on a Marwin Gonzalez double in the first inning. The second baseman has been a fantasy beast again this year, leading the major leagues with a .358 batting average while smacking 21 homers, scoring 92 runs and driving in 72 RBI. He ranks fifth in the majors with 29 stolen bases.
Sep 2 - 6:29 PM

Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a homer as the Astros topped the Rangers 5-1 on Thursday.

Altuve has picked up the power pace, hitting six homers in August after totaling 15 the first four months. He's three away from matching last year's total (and career high) of 24.
Aug 31 - 4:32 PM

Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Angels.

Altuve has been dealing with a little neck discomfort which held him out of action on Friday, but he is back to his old tricks, now. On Sunday, he struck for a two-run home run off Ricky Nolasco in the first inning, his 20th of the season. The MVP candidate is now just four homers shy of tying the career-best 24 he swatted a year ago. In addition, Altuve is slashing a magisterial .356/.415/.565 over the course of 125 games played.
Aug 27 - 7:03 PM

Jose Altuve (neck) is back in the Astros' lineup Saturday.

Altuve was pulled from Thursday's game against the Nationals due to neck discomfort and sat out Friday, but he's ready to go now. He's at second base and batting third versus Tyler Skaggs and the Angels.
Aug 26 - 6:05 PM

Jose Altuve (neck) is not in the Astros' starting lineup on Friday.

Altuve was lifted from Thursday's game against the Nationals due to neck discomfort and is considered day-to-day. Marwin Gonzalez will start at second base and bat fifth for the Astros against Parker Bridwell and the Angels.
Aug 25 - 6:59 PM

Jose Altuve left Thursday's game against the Nationals with neck discomfort.

Marwin Gonzalez replaced him at second base to begin the seventh inning with J.D. Davis coming off the bench to play third. MLB's batting average leader went 1-for-3 before exiting. Until the Astros update his condition, consider Altuve day-to-day.
Aug 24 - 10:39 PM

Depth Charts

C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
3Juan Centeno
4Max Stassi
1B1Yulieski Gurriel
2Tyler White
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
2Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Alex Bregman
2Colin Moran
3J.D. Davis
LF1Derek Fisher
2Cameron Maybin
3Tony Kemp
CF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Justin Verlander
3Lance McCullers
4Collin McHugh
5Charlie Morton
6Brad Peacock
7Brady Rodgers
8David Paulino
Relief Pitcher
R1Ken Giles
2Luke Gregerson
3Chris Devenski
4Will Harris
5Tyler Clippard
6Tony Sipp
7Jandel Gustave
8Francisco Liriano
9Michael Feliz
10Francis Martes
11Joe Musgrove
12Reymin Guduan
13Mike Fiers