Jose Altuve
2B/DH HOU
1 week ago

Altuve went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Monday's game against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

This was Altuve's first spring game since returning from the World Baseball Classic over the weekend after Venezuela was eliminated.

Jose Altuve
2B/DH HOU
1 week ago

Altuve is expected to return to Houston's training camp Sunday after Team Venezuela was eliminated from the World Baseball Classic over the weekend, Jake Kapan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve went 7-for-27 (.286) with four runs and an RBI in seven games for Venezuela. He'll re-enter Houston's Grapefruit League lineup Monday or Tuesday, according to manager A.J. Hinch.

Jose Altuve
2B/DH HOU
1 month ago

Altuve went 1-for-2 with a walk, an RBI and a stolen base in Monday's game against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve slotted in at third in the batting order and made the type of offensive impact we've come to expect from the perennial All Star. Last season's third-place finisher in the MVP vote shifted from his customary leadoff role to third in the order mid-season, leading to a career-high 96 RBI. Whether last year's power stroke (.531 slugging percentage, 24 homers) is here to stay, Altuve should reach 100 RBI while batting third in a lineup that will be much more potent offensively than its 2016 version.

Jose Altuve
2B/DH HOU
2 months ago

Altuve will participate in the World Baseball Classic for Team Venezuela.

EDGE Analysis

There should be no concerns about Altuve's durability to handle the added load of the WBC, as the four-time All-Star has averaged 154 games played over the previous five seasons. The 26-year-old second baseman will be making his World Baseball Classic debut. A two-time American League batting champion, Altuve last year hit .338 with a league-leading 216 hits, while posting 108 runs, 42 doubles, 24 homers, 96 RBIs, 60 walks, 30 stolen bases, and a career-high .928 OPS.

Jose Altuve
2B/DH HOU
6 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
6 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
6 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
7 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
7 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
7 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.