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MLB Injury News:
Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has been bothered by an injury to his left quadriceps for the past few days. It caused him to
miss a game last weekend against the Toronto Blue Jays, and the Astros again
decided to hold him out of last night’s lineup as a result of the ailment. While
Altuve was available to pinch-hit last night, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com
indicated that the quad injury could keep the second baseman out of Houston’s
starting lineup for a couple of days.
Altuve exited a game last weekend with the quad injury, but
after resting for two days he was able to rejoin Houston’s lineup for their
series against the Baltimore Orioles. He proceeded to aggravate the ailment,
and while he could miss a few more games as a result, manager Bo Porter doesn’t
consider it to be something that will send him to the disabled list.
"If Altuve can hit, he can hit, but he probably
wouldn't be able to run 100 percent," Porter said. "Hopefully, he'll
get a full day of treatment and it heals, and he's much better the next day.”
Altuve is one of Houston’s most exciting young players. The
23-year-old has hit .284/.323/.362 with 15 doubles, two triples, four home runs
and 26 stolen bases in 33 attempts.
Beyond Altuve, the Astros were also without center fielder
Brandon Barnes last night. His lower back tightened on him late in Wednesday’s
11-0 win over the O’s, and Porter decided to sideline him for yesterday’s
finale. Barnes was available as a pinch-runner off the bench, and his back
injury isn’t expected to keep him out for an extended stretch.
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