Jose Altuve
2B/DH HOU
3 months ago

Altuve (oblique) is back in the lineup for Friday's game against the Mariners, batting third and playing second base Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is extremely encouraging for Altuve to get back into the lineup Friday after leaving Wednesday's game with dreaded oblique discomfort. He'll bat in his usual spot and start at the keystone with the Astros facing ace Felix Hernandez.

Jose Altuve
2B/DH HOU
3 months ago

Altuve left Wednesday's game with right oblique discomfort.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve was lifted after the fourth inning with Tyler White coming into the game at first base, pushing Marwin Gonzalez to second. After doubling in the first inning, Altuve was thrown out trying to steal third base. The Astros are off Thursday before they open a three-game set in Seattle on Friday.

Jose Altuve
2B/DH HOU
3 months ago

Altuve hit a solo home run in a 3-for-4 game in Tuesday's loss to Texas.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve was off to a slow start in September, with just a .178/.245/.267 batting line and one home run in 11 games. His effort wasn't enough to bring a win to Houston on Tuesday, but if the Astros are going to compete for a playoff spot, they'll need more games like this from Altuve. This marks Altuve's 21st three-hit game of the season, a remarkable feat from one of the American League's foremost MVP candidates.

Jose Altuve
2B/DH HOU
3 months ago

Altuve (illness) is in the lineup at second base and batting third in the order Sunday against the Cubs, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve came down with an illness during Saturday's contest and was forced to exit early, but his presence in the lineup for the series finale suggests he's gotten over the worst of the sickness. Don't expect the temporary setback to derail Altuve's MVP-worthy season.

Jose Altuve
2B/DH HOU
3 months ago

Altuve (illness) told manager A.J. Hinch that he will be fine to play Sunday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve was able to play seven-plus innings Saturday despite reportedly getting sick before and during the game, finishing 1-for-3 with a run scored. It sounds like he's confident he'll be able to tough it out through any lingering affects of the illness Sunday but Hinch will have the final say.

Jose Altuve
2B/DH HOU
3 months ago

Altuve left Saturday's game with an illness, Alyson Footer of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tony Kemp pinch hit for Altuve in the eighth inning, and manager A.J. Hinch revealed afterward that Altuve got sick before and during the game. Altuve's status for Sunday won't be known until the Astros' lineup is released a few hours before first pitch, but the hope is that it's just a 24-hour bug.

Jose Altuve
2B/DH HOU
3 months ago

Altuve (calf) is in the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, Angel Verdejo of the Houston Chronicle. He'll serve as the designated hitter and bat third in the order.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve hurt his right calf while trying to leg out a double play in the ninth inning of Saturday's game. Though he'll get a day out of the field in order to reduce any discomfort, Altuve's presence in the lineup at DH shouldn't alter his outlook at the plate. He'll remain an easy activation heading into the upcoming week and could return to second base duties as soon as Monday's series opener with the Indians.

Jose Altuve
2B/DH HOU
3 months ago

Altuve is dealing with right calf discomfort and is considered day-to-day, Angel Verdejo of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve was injured trying to beat out a game-ending double play in the ninth inning. With him listed as day-to-day he will have a chance to play Sunday, but the Astros could opt to give him a day to rest and recover.

Jose Altuve
2B/DH HOU
3 months ago

Altuve went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer Sunday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve has been on an RBI tear, as he's driven in 25 runs this month to give him 87 on the year. The superstar is enjoying a career-year, as he's slashing .355/.415/.565.

Jose Altuve
2B/DH HOU
4 months ago

Altuve went 3-for-6 with a run-scoring single, two-RBI double and two-run homer in Friday's 15-8 victory over the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

The AL MVP candidate did damage to Orioles pitching throughout the game. He plated George Springer and Alex Bregman in the second with a two-bagger, launched a mammoth 448-foot blast to left center in the sixth that brought Bregman home and then extended the Astros lead to 13-8 with his seventh-inning single that drove in Springer. The All-Star infielder is slashing .411/.442/.644 over 73 at-bats in August has his average up to a whopping .365 on the season.