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While Jose Altuve has remained in the Houston Astros' lineup, he continues to be hampered by a sore left quad. Altuve told reporters -- including Chris Abshire of MLB.com -- that his quad is "good but sore," adding he's doing everything he can to be 100 percent for the team.
"It's just everyday stuff with the trainers and
stretching," he said. "I have to go for the team. It's just a little
tight. Not enough to keep me down."
The Astros are already without shortstop Jonathan Villar, who's dealing with a thumb injury, and manager Bo Porter doesn't want to have to move forward without both of his regular middle infielders. Porter indicated the team will continue to monitor Altuve, but said the second baseman isn't expected to come out of the lineup as a result of the quad injury.
"He doesn't have that burst of speed we're used to
seeing," Porter said. "You look at the [double] last night, that
probably would have been a triple if he's completely healthy. I think he scores
from second base easy on that single, too. At the same time, he's not coming
out of the lineup. As the manager and the training staff, we do have to monitor
it and protect him from himself."
Altuve was forced to exit a contest at the end of July due to tightness in his quad, and earlier this month Porter told reporters that the dynamic infielder might have to miss a few games as a result of the injury.
Despite the injury, Altuve went 4-for-9 with two doubles and three RBI during the team's first two contests against the Texas Rangers over the weekend. On the season, the 23-year-old has hit .282/.321/.362 with 25 extra-base hits and 29 stolen bases in 37 attempts.
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