The Houston Astros are about to receive a major boost in their starting lineup, as star second baseman Jose Altuve is set to make his return from the injured list.
The former MVP was injured during the World Baseball Classic when he was hit by a pitch on the hand and suffered a broken thumb.
However, the two-time World Series champion is finally back and has been activated for the Astros’ weekend series against the struggling Oakland Athletics.
Fans are understandably excited to see their former MVP back in action, as are the Astros.
The team posted a cool hype video on Twitter to get fans excited to see Altuve back in action for the first time since the World Baseball Classic.
Tonight, Jose Altuve returns. pic.twitter.com/H95PEmcyD5
— Houston Astros (@astros) May 19, 2023
It’s been a while since the Astros have been able to play with Altuve in their lineup.
However, they will get that chance tonight as the veteran second baseman makes his long-awaited return from the injured list.
For his career, Altuve owns a .307 batting average, has hit 192 home runs, posted a WAR of 46.5, and an OPS of .830.
The two-time World Series champion has won an MVP, a Gold Glove, three batting titles, six Silver Slugger Awards, and an ALCS MVP Award.
The hype video featured several tweet about Altuve that describe how truly impactful of a player he is and what he means to the City of Houston and the Astros organization.
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