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In the second inning of last night's game between the Houston Astros and Detroit Tigers, Jose Altuve left the game after colliding with right fielder Jimmy Paredes.
As reported by Anthony Odoardi of MLB.com,
"The collision left Altuve face down on the ground until manager Bo
Porter and head athletic trainer Nate Lucero came sprinting from the
dugout. When he rose, it was evident the second baseman was in pain, touching
the right side of his face. He was walked off the field, removed from
the game and replaced with Ronny Cedeno."
Jose Altuve is a vital part of the Astros, and his loss would have dire effects on the team. This season, Altuve has a .336 batting average and tied for third in the league in hits, with 51.
Last season, Altuve batted .290, with seven home runs, 37 runs batted in, and 33 stolen bases in 147 games.
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The Houston Astros have placed second baseman Jose Altuve on the bereavement list following the death of grandmother.
Players are allowed to stay on the bereavement list for a minimum of three days and a maximum of seven. Infielder Jake Elmore was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take his place on the roster.
Altuve left Monday night's game with an injured jaw after...
Your browser does not support iframes. Houston Astros relief pitcher Paul Clemens forgot to take his jacket off before leaving the bullpen to enter Monday night's game against the Detroit Tigers in the sixth inning. Clemens jogged to the pitcher's mound wearing the jacket after being called to replace starter Bud Norris, who left the game due to a back injury. Astros...
Jordan Lyles of the Houston Astros did his team a favor and saved the embarrassment of the defense giving up an earned run on Sunday. Instead, Lyles had one of the more impressive balks we have ever seen, and we had it on replay in the office for quite some time. Someone should let Jordan know that it is OK for him to thrown the ball in that situation, and not OK not to. The Astros...
Houston Astros owner Jim Crane is a smart man. One doesn’t get rich and build global business without being as such. But there’s some advice that he needs when it comes to owning and running an MLB club, and it’s this:
I get that you saw the need to fix aspects of the organization. You might even have wanted to put your own stamp on it, but since before you purchased...
Houston manager Bo Porter wanted to make a couple main points in a pregame meeting with right-hander Lucas Harrell.
1. If a player has a concern, he can discuss it with the manager face to face.
2. There's a reason the Astros position their defenders the way they do.
Porter said Wednesday he discussed Houston's defensive shifts with Harrell after the pitcher publically...
The Houston Astros, once again being very active with their transactions, has signed right-handed pitcher Edgar Gonzalez. To make room for Gonzalez on the active roster, they have decided to designate right-handed pitcher Philip Humber for assignment. Gonzalez will become part of the bullpen arsenal.
The post Houston Astros Sign Edgar Gonzalez, Designate Philip Humber appeared...
Houston Astros right-hander Bud Norris has left his start against the Detroit Tigers with an apparent injury.
It wasn't clear what was wrong with Norris, who pitched five innings and threw 71 pitches Monday night. But at the start of the Detroit sixth, there was a brief conference on the mound, and he ended up leaving the game.
The Astros also lost standout second baseman Jose...
The Houston Astros have announced that George Postolos has resigned as President and CEO of the club. Postolos was cited as being instrumental in working with Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane and his group in the purchase of the Astros, had been Astros President and CEO since November of 2011. He worked for seven years with Crane to acquire a sports franchise.
“I am very proud...
The Houston Astros aren’t having a banner year on the field so far this year. They’re currently 10-29, mired in last place in the AL West, and sport a woeful -86 run differential, easily the worst in the league, and 25 runs worse than their nearest competitor, the Miami Marlins. With an announcement on Monday, it looks like 2013 might be a year to forget off the field as well...
(Update: Ankiel has signed with the New York Mets and is in the starting lineup tonight.)
Should Rick Ankiel reinvent himself again and become a left-handed reliever to prolong his professional baseball career?
The Houston Astros recently designated the once heralded pitching prospect for assignment. In 2013, Ankiel produced a .194/.231/.484 slash line while striking out a whopping...
Your browser does not support iframes.Houston Astros reliever Paul Clemens couldn't wait to pitch Monday.In fact, the right-hander was so anxious to get a crack at the Detroit Tigers lineup that he forgot to take his jacket off before coming in to pitch. The rookie was on the mound before his teammates and umpire Jim Joyce gave him a heads up about the extra clothing.Clemens...
Rick Ankiel began the 2013 season as a member of the Houston Astros. After a month of the season, he was given his release and found himself a free agent.
Ankiel is on his way to St. Louis and is expected to be in the starting lineup tonight when the New York Mets take the field against Ankiel’s former team.
The story of Ankiel and his journey through baseball from...
Following his exit from Monday night’s 7-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers due to lower back spasms, Houston Astros starting pitcher Bud Norris’ stock for the July trade deadline is now in question.
Coming into Monday night’s contest, Norris had been sporting relatively good numbers for the struggling Houston club, holding onto a 4-3 record, 31/17 strikeout to walk ratio, and a...
ST. LOUIS With a catcher's bat and a pitcher's glove,Rick Ankiel started his newest chapter.
"It's just kind of ironic that the first series I come to play with the Mets is here," New York's most-recently acquired outfielder said.
Ironic indeed. This was once where Ankiel, then a high-kicking, smooth-throwing, fast-climbing left-handed pitcher debuted...
WFAN is confirming that the Mets and Rick Ankiel have come to an agreement.
Ankiel is expected to be in uniform on Monday night for the Mets and Andrew Brown already has been told he is being dispatched to Triple-A Las Vegas according to Adam Rubin.
Ankiel, 33, was released by the Astros last week after hitting .194 with a .231 OBP in 25 games for the Astros. He also hit five home...