OUTJosé Altuve
2B HOU
1 day ago

Altuve (knee) is walking with a hinged brace on his knee under his own power, without any help from crutches, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

That minimal progress from Altuve is good, though he hasn't begun the more substantive part of his rehab yet. He's still optimistic that he'll be ready for spring training.

OUTJosé Altuve
2B HOU
3 weeks ago

Altuve's knee injury which caused him trouble throughout the season was an avulsion fracture, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

An avulsion fracture occurs when a small piece of bone attached to a ligament or tendon gets pulled away from the rest of the bone. He had surgery to fix the problem Friday and is expected to be fully recovered by the start of spring training. The second baseman's numbers took a step back across the board following his MVP campaign in 2017, with his slash line falling from .346/.410/.547 to a still excellent .315/.385/.449. His homers dropped from 24 to 13, while he stole 17 bases after swiping 32 bags the season before. Given the severity of his knee injury, however, the dip appears to be very understandable, and there's reason to believe he'll bounce back next season.

OUTJosé Altuve
2B HOU
3 weeks ago

Altuve had surgery on his right knee Friday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve dealt with lingering knee issues throughout the season, so the procedure was likely just a simple clean up. More news on a timetable for his recovery figures to surface in the coming days, but he should be ready to go for spring training.

OUTJosé Altuve
2B HOU
4 weeks ago

Altuve is starting at DH and hitting second in Game 3 of the ALCS against the Red Sox on Tuesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve will get the night off from fielding as the Astros look to rest his bothersome knee, which he tweaked during the ALDS against the Indians earlier in the month. While it doesn't look like the issue will keep Altuve's bat out of the lineup, it's worth noting that his production during the regular season was hindered by lingering knee problems.

OUTJosé Altuve
2B HOU
1 month ago

Altuve injured his right knee but remained in Saturday's game against the Indians, Matt Young of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve stumbled out of the batter's box on a grounder and beat out an errant throw. He limped noticeably, prompting a visit from manager A.J. Hinch and a trainer, but Altuve said the pain was already subsiding.

OUTJosé Altuve
2B HOU
1 month ago

Altuve will sit for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

The Astros will avoid overworking their stars in the twinbill, with the team already locked into the second seed in the American League playoffs. Marwin Gonzalez will play second base for the first game. Altuve will lead off and play second base in the nightcap.

OUTJosé Altuve
2B HOU
2 months ago

Altuve is not in the lineup against Toronto on Wednesday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager A.J. Hinch elected to sit most of his regulars now that the Astros have locked up the division, so Altuve will receive a breather during the getaway matinee. In his absence, Tony Kemp will draw a start at the keystone.

OUTJosé Altuve
2B HOU
2 months ago

Altuve went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Monday's 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve tacked on a key insurance run in the top of the ninth inning, handing his club a two-run lead. The 28-year-old is slashing .317/.388/.456 with 13 homers and 17 stolen bases through 133 games, and he'll serve as a key cog within Houston's offense during their 2018 postseason run.

OUTJosé Altuve
2B HOU
2 months ago

Altuve went 3-for-4 with a walk, a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and was caught stealing in Saturday's 10-5 win over the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

A crazy thing happened on the way to the Astros' victory. A seven-inning pitching duel turned into an absurd eighth inning in which 14 of the game's 15 runs were scored. After the Angels plated five in the top of the inning to take a 5-1 lead, the Astros stormed back with nine runs of their own. Altuve finished off the circus with a two-run home run, his 13th of the season. Since halting a 19 at-bat hitless streak earlier this month, Altuve is 16-for-52 (.308) with a .957 OPS, three homers, nine RBI and 13 runs scored over a 14-game stretch.

OUTJosé Altuve
2B HOU
2 months ago

Altuve is not in the lineup against Detroit on Wednesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve will receive a standard breather after starting the past seven games and 19 of the last 20. During his current six-game hit streak, Altuve has slashed .308/.379/.577 with two home runs and three RBI. In his place, Yuli Gurriel will start at second base.