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27 Jose Altuve 2B
Height/Weight: 5-6/165 | Birthdate: 5/6/1990 | Birthplace: Maracay, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Houston | College: None | MLB Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 100/98 | Average Draft Position: 20.59
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Astros' Jose Altuve hits seventh home run of season Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12:07 am ET) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve smacked his seventh home run of the season Monday to send the Astros to a 6-1 win over the Royals.

Altuve hit the solo shot off Joe Blanton in the third inning. It was his only hit in three at-bats during the contest. He also walked once.

Prior to Monday's contest, Altuve was hitting .250 with one home run and three RBI in his last 12 games.


Astros' Jose Altuve goes deep for first time in over a month


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/27/2015) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve broke a 32-game homerless drought with a sixth-inning solo blast on Saturday. His sixth home run of the season tied the game at 6-6, but the Astros would suffer a 9-6 loss to the Yankees.

Altuve is now riding a modest six-game hitting streak, during which he is hitting at a .320 clip. He seems to be showing no ill-effects from the hamstring issue that cost him a few games recently.


Astros 2B Jose Altuve goes 3 for 4, scores three times Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/25/2015) It seems as if the hamstring issue that sidelined Astros second base Jose Altuve last week is a thing of the past. On Thursday, Altuve went 3 for 4 with two doubles, two stolen bases and three runs scored in the 4-0 win over the Yankees. This was his first multi-hit performance since June 8.

Altuve is 6 for 16 in the four games since returning from a short absence with the hamstring injury.

With the two stolen bases, Altuve is up to 20 on the year, giving him four straight seasons of at least 20 steals.

"That's part of my game against everyone," Altuve said, per MLB.com. "Try to get on base, get to the next base. We knew we only needed a couple runs to win the game because we had our best pitcher out there."


Astros move Jose Altuve back to leadoff spot Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) For the first time in the last 11 games, the Astros will have second baseman Jose Altuve in the leadoff spot for Wednesday's game at the Los Angeles Angels, the team announced.

Altuve will go against Andrew Heaney, who he has never faced in his career. Over his last 12 games, Altuve is hitting .244 with no home runs and three RBI.

The Astros are the favorites (-100) at Los Angeles on Wednesday.


Astros 2B Jose Altuve returns to lineup for Monday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2015) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve will be in the starting lineup for Monday's contest at the Los Angeles Angles, reports MLB.com.

Altuve has missed the last four games after sustaining a hamstring injury. He will bat third and play second base.

Altuve will face Hector Santiago, who he 2 for 8 against in his career with no extra-base hits. Over his last 14 games, Altuve is hitting .250 with three RBI.

The Astros are the underdogs (+125) at Los Angeles on Monday.


Astros Jose Altuve passes hamstring test, should play Monday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve missed his fourth straight game on Sunday, with a hamstring injury. However, Altuve did a second straight day of pregame drills, and the hamstring passed all tests. 

Manager A.J. Hinch is confident that Altuve will be able to play in Monday's game. 

Altuve did striding drills on Saturday and side-to-side movement on Sunday.

“I think he’s answered probably every test,” Hinch said, per the Houston Chronicle. “There’s certain stuff we can’t do until you get into a game. But he’s making steady progress and we’re going to get him on the field pretty soon. He had his helmet on last night. Was going to pinch hit at one point. So he’s available. But I’m going to hold off staring him until at least tomorrow.”

Altuve reported no pain in the hamstring on Sunday. 


Astros' Jose Altuve out of starting lineup again


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is out of the starting lineup again on Sunday.

Altuve has been bothered by a sore hamstring and has started just two of the last nine games. 

Marwin Gonzalez replaces Altuve in the lineup. He's started eight games at second this season, seven of them in the last week and a half. 


Astros 2B Jose Altuve (hamstring) not able to start on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/20/2015) Perhaps unsurprisingly, Astros second baseman Jose Altuve remains out of the starting lineup on Saturday against the Mariners. Altuve has been bothered by a sore hamstring for about a week now, which has caused him to miss a good chunk of playting time, including three straight games.

Altuve was said to be feeling better, but it seemed unlikely he would return for Saturday's game, and his status for Sunday remains unclear at this point.

"They [talk] like I’m ready but like I say yesterday, it’s their call, so whenever they decide," he said, per MLB.com. "I don’t want to do anything stupid. But I feel like I’m great but like I said I’m going to be patient."


Astros 2B Jose Altuve (hamstring) still sidelined on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/19/2015) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is not ready to rejoin the lineup, as he is on the bench for Friday's game against the Mariners. Altuve has started just three of the last seven games, playing a full nine innings in just one of those starts.

He is surffering from a sore hamstring that has been bothering him since last week, and there's currently no timetable for his return to the lineup.


Astros' Jose Altuve sits Thursday after having setback Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) As expected, Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was not in the starting lineup Thursday against the Rockies after suffering a setback with his hamstring injury Wednesday. Marwin Gonzalez drew the start at second base in his absence.

"It's day to day," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. "He's already gone through one round of treatments, and he'll go through another round of treatments. He's doesn't feel a lot of discomfort, so that's an encouraging sign. I really don't want to play him until we're certain he can play with the pace of play that we're accustomed to. We'll be very careful with him."

Hinch said Altuve doesn't need to undergo an MRI.

“Right now, the information we're getting indicates that's not necessary, so not at this point," he said.

Altuve is batting .250 (12 for 48) with one double, three RBI, four runs, one walk, seven strikeouts and two stolen bases in 13 June games.


Astros 2B Jose Altuve exits Wednesday's game in third inning


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/17/2015) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was removed from Wednesday's game in the third inning against the Rockies. Altuve exited with right hamstring soreness.

Altuve had to leave the game on Friday and missed the next three games with the hamstring issue. And while he was able to return for Tuesday's action, he apparently was not at full-health on Wednesday. 

Manager A.J. Hinch indicated Altuve would not play on Thursday, according to the Houston Chronicle

"He didn't look great yesterday, he didn't look great today," Hinch said. "I didn't want to see anymore. We've got to be so cautious with him, especially here at the high altitude. I don't think he felt great, and I had seen enough and wanted to get him out of the game. I want to err on the side of caution with him."


Astros' Altuve doesn't have green light for SBs coming off injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2015) Although Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is back in the lineup after missing three games with a hamstring injury, the Houston coaching staff have put some restrictions on him until he gets back to 100 percent.

"We put the red light on him when he came back -- no steals," manager A.J. Hinch told MLB Network Radio on Wednesday. "He's a smart player and we don't want to lose him."

Altuve has 17 stolen bases in 62 games.


Astros 2B Jose Altuve back from three-game absence


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was back in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Rockies after missing three games due to a hamstring injury.

Altuve heads into Tuesday's game batting .262 (11 for 42) with one double, two RBI, three runs, seven strikeouts and two stolen bases in 11 June games.


Astros 2B Jose Altuve again absent from lineup Monday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2015) The weekend absence of Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has now extended beyond the weekend. He is sidelined again Monday against Colorado with a hamstring problem.

Altuve, who sustained the injury Friday, has not played since. But he is available off the bench Monday and should return to action Tuesday, per MLB.com.

He was in a rare slump before going down with just three hits in his last 20 at-bats.


Astros 2B Jose Altuve (hamstring) not starting Sunday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is not starting for the second consecutive game due to a hamstring injury. 

Altuve sustained the tweak on Friday, though it's not a serious injury. Altuve is expected to be back in the Astros lineup this week. This season, Altuve is hitting .290 with 27 RBI. 

"He'll be day to day for the next couple days until he feels back to 100 percent," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Saturday, via MLB.com. "But I know he and our trainer were encouraged by how he was evaluated today. We avoided a worse injury."


Astros 2B Jose Altuve out Saturday, uncertain for Sunday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) As expected, Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Mariners. Altuve left Friday's game after one inning due to discomfort in his left hamstring.

Though Altuve reported improvement in his hamstring on Saturday, manager A.J. Hinch was non-committal on whether Altuve would be available for the remainder of the weekend series.

"He'll be day to day for the next couple days until he feels back to 100 percent," Hinch said, per MLB.com "But I know he and our trainer were encouraged by how he was evaluated today. We avoided a worse injury."

For his part, Altuve does not mind having time off to completely heal.

"I'd rather lose one or two games than lose a month. I have to be smart about this and it's not going to be easy for me to sit on the bench, but I have to support my team from here," Altuve said.


Astros shuffle lineup before facing Mariners


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) The Astros will put a shuffled lineup up against the Mariners on Saturday, the team announced.

Right fielder George Springer will return to the leadoff role after teammate Jose Altuve, who hit leadoff in Friday's game, hurt his hamstring. Rookie shortstop Carlos Correa will bat second, despite not hitting any higher than fifth in the lineup since being called up to the majors.

Jake Marisnik will make his first start in left field, giving Preston Tucker a day off. He will bat sixth in the lineup.

First baseman Chris Carter, who hit a home run out of the ninth spot on Friday, will bat in the cleanup spot on Saturday.

Marwin Gonzalez will fill Altuve's void at second base and bat eighth.


Astros 2B Jose Altuve exits Friday's game after one inning


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/12/2015) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve left Friday's game after the first inning with discomfort in his right hamstring. Altuve had a hit and scored a run in two at-bats during the Astros' eight-run first inning, but did not come back out for the top of the second.

Marwin Gonzalez entered the game to play second base in place of Altuve. Manager A.J. Hinch said after the game that Altuve is day-to-day and will not play on Saturday.


Astros 2B Jose Altuve keeps rolling along in 2015


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/10/2015) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve may just not know how to struggle with the bat. Altuve hasn't quite been on the same pace from a year ago, but he's still been very productive at the top of the order.

Altuve has been held hitless in three of nine games in June, but still 10 hits in 35 at-bats this month. He hasn't had two consecutive hitless games since May 22-23. Overall this season, Altuve is slashing .295/.335/.402. He is currently ranked seventh in the American League with 71 hits, and his 17 stolen bases are tops in the league. 


Astros' Jose Altuve closes down May with hit Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 1 for 4 in Sunday's 6-0 loss to the White Sox to close May with a season-long batting average under .300.

Altuve was outstanding in April, racking up 36 hits in 98 at-bats, but couldn't keep things going in May, finishing the month with a .231/.294/.343 line along with three homers and nine RBI in 108 at-bats. The cold spell has dropped the second baseman's line to .296/.344/.417 entering June. He also has five home runs, 25 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 206 at-bats.


2B Jose Altuve returns to Astros lineup


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/25/2015) After missing his first game of the season and his first in 88 starts, Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is back in the lineup for Monday's matinee against the Orioles, hitting second. 

Altuve has had some success against Baltimore starter Wei-Yin Chen, going 4-for-10 with two RBIs against the pitcher. 

Altuve is hitting second behind leadoff man George Springer, who will get his second consective start at the top of the lineup, the first two times all year the right fielder has hit leadoff. 


Jose Altuve out of Astros' lineup for first time this year


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is out of the starting lineup for the first time this season, after 44 starts. 

Altuve snapped a string of 88 straight starts, dating back to last season. He's replaced by Marwin Gonzalez, who moves over from shortstop. 

Jonathan Villar replaces Gonzalez at short. 


Second baseman Jose Altuve knocks three-run homer in Astors' win


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) Jose Altuve knocked a three-run homer Friday in the Astros' victory over the Blue Jays.

Jose Altuve's home run was his fifth of the season. 

"He's certainly hunting for the opportunities to do damage," manager A.J. Hinch said to the Houston Chronicle. "There's a powerful swing in there. He's going to some big parts of the ballpark. That's big-man territory when he hits the ball on the barrel."

The second baseman hit seven homers all of last year during his batting-title winning season (.341).


Astros' Jose Altuve back to lead-off spot on Friday vs. Blue Jays


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) For the first time since May 8, Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is in the lead-off spot on Friday against the Blue Jays. Altuve has been hitting second over the last five games, while Jake Marisnick was atop of the batting order.

But Marisnick struggled as the lead-off batter for manager A.J. Hinch, going just 3 for 21 over that stretch. Marisnick is being dropped back down to ninth in the order with Altuve back in the lead-off spot. 


Jose Altuve gets two hits, two steals in Astros' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 2 for 3 in Thursday's win over Toronto. Altuve doubled, his ninth of the year, and scored twice. He walked once and saw his average increase to .333.

Altuve also stole two bases, giving him 13 on the season.