‘Little giant’ Altuve is out, this time with a side injury

By Kim Hee-jun Reporter = Major League Baseball (MLB) Houston Astros starting second baseman Jose Altuve, 33, has been sidelined again, this time with a side injury.

The Astros announced on July 7 (KST) that they placed Altuve on the 10-day disabled list (IL).

Altuve felt pain in his left side during pregame batting practice on April 4 and was sidelined for five to six days. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan revealed a sprain and he was placed on the disabled list.

Altuve, who represented Venezuela at the World Baseball Classic (WBC) in March, fractured his right thumb when he was hit in the hand by a pitch in the quarterfinals against the United States.온라인카지노

Following surgery and nearly two months of rehabilitation, Altuve played his first game of the season on May 20, more than 50 days after the season opened.

In 32 games this season, Altuve is batting .264 (32-for-121) with six home runs and 18 RBIs for an OPS of .850.

“I felt the pain while swinging and thought it was going to get worse,” Altuve said. “But the MRI wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be,” he said, “so I’m glad it’s a minor injury.

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