The infielder is being called day-to-day with a strained left hamstring.
“Jose Altuve has a left hamstring strain and is day to day, manager Dusty Baker said,” Astros’ beat writer for MLB.com Brian McTaggart tweeted late on Monday.
Jose Altuve has a left hamstring strain and is day to day, manager Dusty Baker said.
— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) April 19, 2022
The 2017 American League MVP and World Series champion went down in the eighth inning of Monday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels.
He was trying to beat an infield hit and got hurt in the process.
The fact that he hasn’t been placed on the injured list yet at least gives fans some hope that he will be able to avoid it, but hamstring injuries are particularly tricky, and the organization may opt to rest him for 10 days.
No decision has been taken yet.
Houston Needs Altuve Healthy
Altuve, like most of his lineup mates, was off to a slow start at the plate.
The Astros currently lead the AL West division with a 6-4 record, but hadn’t really started hitting the way we all know they can until Monday night.
They won 8-3 against the Angels, helped significantly by two home runs from slugger Yordan Alvarez.
Altuve went 1-for-4 before departing with the injury.
The Astros offense will need him in the long run, so the hope is that he doesn’t have to miss too much time.
Houston will be fighting with the Seattle Mariners and the Angels for the AL West title, perhaps all season long, so they will need all their stars healthy.