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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: 121.62
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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.


Jose Altuve absent from Friday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) A hand injury will prevent Astros second baseman Jose Altuve from starting Friday night against Tampa Bay.

Altuve, who has hit safely in nine of 10 games played in June, sustained the injury Thursday night on a hit-by-pitch. He had played in all but one of his team's games this season.


Jose Altuve exits game after getting hit on the hand by a pitch


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was forced out of Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks after getting hit on the hand by a pitch in the seventh inning. He underwent X-rays after the game, which came back negative, MLB.com reports.

Altuve recorded two hits before the injury and is hitting .319 with two homers and 22 RBI in 282 at-bats this season. His status remains uncertain for Friday against Tampa Bay.

Jose Altuve returns to starting lineup


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve returned to the starting lineup Thursday night against the Diamondbacks in Arizona. Altuve tweaked his oblique on Tuesday and got the night off on Wednesday. He is hitting .315 with two home runs, 22 RBI, 33 runs scored and 24 steals this season.

Jose Altuve expected to return to field Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Bo Porter expressed confidence that Astros second baseman Jose Altuve will return to the lineup Thursday. A left oblique issue has Altuve sidelined for the first time this season Wednesday night.

Jose Altuve tweaks oblique, gets first night off this year


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was not in the lineup Wednesday for the first time all season after tweaking his left oblique while swinging Tuesday, reports MLB.com. In 66 games, Altuve has hit .315 with two homers, 22 RBI, 33 runs scored and 24 steals.

Jose Altuve picks up three hits Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) Astros infielder Jose Altuve picked up three hits Thursday against the Orioles.

Altuve grounded out his first time up, but reached base in each of his last three plate appearances. Altuve doubled in the third, singled in the fifth and singled again in the seventh. Despite being on base three times, Altuve did not score any runs. He finished 3 for 4, with zero runs scored and no RBI. 

Altuve is hitting .325/.368/.440 in 234 at-bats.


Jose Altuve goes hitless in cleanup spot Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 0 for 4 with a walk while batting cleanup in his team's 1-0, extra-innings loss to the Rangers Friday.

Altuve has appeared in the third and fourth spots of the order primarly while also batting second one, and he had performed well before Friday's hitless game. He owns a .268/.348/.366 line with five RBI and three stolen bases in 41 at-bats.


Jose Altuve records two hits, steal in opener


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve enjoyed a successfull debut Tuesday, going 2 for 4 with one run, two RBI and one stolen base out of the No. 3 spot in the batting order as the Astros defeated the Yankees, 6-2.

The diminutive Altuve is an odd fit on the surface for the key lineup spot, but he made it work for one game at least, helping lead the team to a 6-0 lead after two innings. He's topped 30 stolen bases in each of the last two seasons but has just 14 home runs in 1,423 major-league at-bats heading into 2014.


Diminutive Jose Altuve to bat cleanup against righties


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2014) Jose Altuve is about to become perhaps the shortest cleanup hitter in the history of major league baseball. Bo Porter announced that the 5-foot-5 second baseman will bat fourth for the Astros this season against right-handed pitching.

The team lacks power hitters with enough plate discipline to warrant holding down that spot in the lineup. Altuve hit just 12 home runs over the past two seasons combined, but his .286 battting average during that span makes him a credible candidate on the weak-hitting Astros.


Robbie Grossman to bat second, Jose Altuve cleanup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2014) Outfielder Robbie Grossman has used his penchant for a high on-base percentage to land the second spot in the Astros lineup. Jose Altuve had been slated for that spot heading into spring training, but he will bat cleanup behind catcher Jason Castro.

Grossman posted a .381 OBP throughout his minor league career and managed a .351 mark in that department after his second callup by Houston last season.


Jose Altuve to skip winter ball


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/27/2013) The Houston Chronicle reports that Astros second baseman Jose Altuve will not play in the Venezuelan Winter League this season. Altuve had been on the roster for Magallanes, but he decided he will come back to Houston to prepare for next season.

In his third season with the Astros, Altuve hit .283 with 35 stolen bases.