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27 Jose Altuve 2B
Height/Weight: 5-5/174 | Birthdate: 5/6/1990 | Birthplace: Maracay, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Houston | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 99/98 | Average Draft Position: 121.67
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Update: Jose Altuve insterted into final starting lineup


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has been inserted into the team's starting lineup for Sunday's season finale after initially finding himself on the bench.

Altuve has a .340 batting average that is three points ahead of Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez's .337 mark, and the team initially left Altuve out of the lineup to presumably protect his lead, though a big day by Martinez could have pushed his mark ahead of that of Altuve. However, the second baseman was passionate about playing in the season finale, and the team ultimately decided to acquiese to his wishes.


Jose Altuve out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's season finale against the Mets.

If he doesn't see action later in the game, Altuve will finish the season with a .340/.376/.451 line along with seven home runs, 58 RBI, 56 stolen bases and a league-leading 223 hits in 656 at-bats.


Jose Altuve the only bright spot for Houston


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Astros infielder Jose Altuve was the lone bright spot for the club Wednesday.

Altuve accounted for the team's only two hits of the night. He went 2 for 4, with two singles. The Astros were shut out, so Altuve did not register any runs or RBIs. 


Jose Altuve becomes new franchise single-season hit king


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 2 for 5 Tuesday to become the franchise's new single-season hit king in his team's 4-2 loss to the Indians.

Altuve tied Craig Biggio's franchise record of 210 hits with a double in the fifth inning Tuesday, and No. 211 came on a seventh-inning single. The major-league leader in batting average, Altuve has hit .343/.379/.456 with seven home runs, 54 RBI and 52 stolen bases in 616 at-bats. He has 11 more games to add to his new record.


Jose Altuve notches 200th hit Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 2 for 5 with a double, an RBI and a stolen base in his team's 5-2 win over the Mariners Wednesday.

Altuve racked up his 200th hit of the season in the game, making him just the second player in franchise history to reach 200 hits (Craig Biggio). He's third in the majors with 41 doubles and also third in the majors with 52 stolen bases while mainting a large lead on the hits leaderboard. Altuve has hit .336/.373/.447 with seven home runs and 51 RBI in 595 at-bats.


Jose Altuve drives in two Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Astros infielder Jose Altuve drove in two Saturday against the Athletics.

Altuve stepped to the plate with two men on in the sixth inning. He delivered, hitting a two-run double to left. It was his only hit of the night. He finished 1 for 4, with two RBI.


Jose Altuve connects for first career grand slam


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve capitalized Sunday on a defensive mistake by Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, which led to his first career grand slam in an 8-1 win at Boston.

The Astros got a break when manager Bo Porter won a challenge after Bogaerts picked up Marwin Gonzalez's grounder, ran to second for what looked like a force and fired to first. The problem was he threw the ball about a step before he tagged the bag. 

The inning continued after the challenge. Joe Kelly then walked Robbie Grossman before Altuve parked a grand slam to put Boston up 6-0 in the second inning.

''That there's a big play,'' said Porter, who said he was first told by the umpires that the play wasn't reviewable. ''You look at that stage of the game and what proceeded to happen after that, Altuve with the big grand slam, one could say that was the biggest play of the game.''

Altuve finished Sunday's game with four hits. He is batting .338 with two home runs, three doubles, eight RBI and 11 runs in 15 August games.


Jose Altuve returns as expected


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, who sat out Saturday's game with a neck problem, returned to the lineup Sunday as expected. Altuve is hitting .333 with 45 steals and 61 runs scored in 113 games.

Jose Altuve expects to return to lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve isn't in the starting lineup Saturday while dealing with a neck issue, but he expects to return to the lineup Sunday, MLB.com reports.

"They just told me to sit the bench today, and I’m going to be ready to pinch-hit and pinch-run," Altuve said Saturday.

Altuve left Friday's game with neck discomfort.


Neck problem keeps Jose Altuve out Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Astros second baseman and leadoff hitter Jose Altuve is set to sit Saturday with a neck injury sustained Friday night.

Altuve leads the major leagues with 158 hits and ranks third with a .333 batting average.


Jose Altuve exits game Friday with neck discomfort


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was removed from Friday's game with neck discomfort, the team announced.

Altuve went 0 for 3 in the outing before coming out with the injury. He's day-to-day until more is known about the extent of the issue. Altuve has hit .333/.369/.434 with four home runs, 34 RBI and 45 stolen bases in 475 at-bats.


Jose Altuve hits fourth home run


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve hit his fourth home run Sunday against the Marlins.

In his first at-bat Altuve took a 91 mph fastball out to left for a left field for a solo shot. The play was reviewed, but the ruling was ultimately upheld. Altuve would also single twice later in the contest. Altuve finished 3 for 4, with one run scored and one RBI. 


Jose Altuve goes deep


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve cracked a two-run homer in Sunday's 11-7 win over the White Sox, giving him three homers and 31 RBI this year. Altuve finished 2 for 5 with two runs scored and went 5 for 14 in the weekend series.

He's hitting .336/.373/.443 in 402 at-bats.


Jose Altuve leads AL with 41 steals at break


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has stolen an American League-best 41 bases while getting caught just three times in the first half of the season.

Altuve enjoyed an incredible stretch at the end of June when he stole at least one base in seven straight games while also recording four straight two-steal games during his streak. He's managed just four steals in the first half of July, with all coming during a three-game span. Altuve has been much more than just a stolen-base threat, collecting a major-league-best 130 hits in the first half while posting a .335/.373/.436 line with two home runs and 27 RBI in 288 at-bats.


American League reserves revealed for All-Star Game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the American League reserves for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

The following players were selected as reserves:

C Salvador Perez, Royals
C Derek Norris, Athletics
C Kurt Suzuki, Twins
1B Jose Abreu, White Sox
1B Victor Martinez, Tigers
1B Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays
1B/OF Brandon Moss, Athletics
2B Jose Altuve, Astros
SS Alexei Ramirez, White Sox
3B Adrian Beltre, Rangers
OF Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics
OF Alex Gordon, Royals
OF Michael Brantley, Indians

Jose Altuve (elbow) doesn't miss a game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Mariners. Altuve was dealing with a swollen left elbow following Monday's game.

Altuve is batting .463 (31 for 67) with a .500 on-base percentage, .552 slugging percentage and 1.052 OPS in his last 17 games. He has 14 stolen bases in that span.


Jose Altuve dealing with swollen elbow, expects to play Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 0 for 3 with a stolen bases in his team's 10-4 loss to the Mariners Monday.

Altuve was dealing with a swollen left elbow after the game, but he said the injury won't keep him from playing Tuesday, MLB.com reports. His stolen base gives him a steal in a franchise-record seven straight games. Altuve has hit .344/.385/.448 with two home runs, 26 RBI and 37 stolen bases in 337 at-bats.


Jose Altuve keeps racking up steals with two Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 3 for 5 with two stolen bases in his team's 6-4 win over the Tigers Sunday.

It was the fourth straight game in which Altuve swiped two bases and the sixth straight in which he recorded at least one steal. He also has four straight multihit efforts as he attempts to put together a darkhorse MVP candidacy. Altuve has hit .347/.386/.452 with two home runs, 26 RBI and 36 stolen bases in 334 at-bats.


Jose Altuve adds four hits Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Astros infielder Jose Altuve added four more hits to his league-leading total Friday against the Tigers.

Altuve hit three singles and a double during the contest. He also stole two bases during the contest, including a steal of home in the fifth inning. Altuve finished 4 for 5, with two runs scored and one RBI. Altuve is hitting .342/.382/.446 over 325 at-bats.


Jose Altuve leads MLB with 103 hits


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 1 for 3 with a walk and an RBI on Sunday, extending his hitting streak to six games and giving him a major league-best 103 hits. Altuve has hit safely in 36 of his past 40 games and is batting .336 with two homers, 25 RBI, 36 runs scored and 26 steals.

Jose Altuve back in lineup


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve returned to the lineup Tuesday against the Nationals after being unable to start three straight games due to a hand injury. Altuve came on as a pinch-hitter Sunday, grounding out.

He's batting .318/.359/.428 in 283 at-bats.


Jose Altuve expected to return Tuesday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Astros manager Bo Porter said he expects second baseman Jose Altuve (hand) to return to the lineup Tuesday at Washington after the team's day off Monday. Altuve is hitting .319 with two homers, 22 RBI, 33 runs scored and 24 steals.

Jose Altuve unable to return Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was not in the team's starting lineup Sunday against the Rays.

Altuve is dealing with a hand injury, but there was a chance he would be able to make the start. Over 282 at-abts, Altuve is hitting .319/.361/.429.


Jose Altuve all but set to play Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) It appears that Astros second baseman Jose Altuve will return to the lineup Sunday after sitting two games with a hand injury.

Altuve asked Bo Porter if he could play Saturday. The reply was that he needed to sit one more day, the Houston Chronicle reported.


Jose Altuve set to sit again against Rays


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) A hand issue has Astros second baseman Jose Altuve sidelined again Saturday afternoon against Tampa Bay.

Altuve was removed from the game Thursday after getting nailed on the hand by a pitch. He has not played since.