Astros place Jose Altuve in IL with hamstring strain


The left hamstring strain that Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve suffered in Monday’s 8-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels will keep the seven-time All-Star out for more than a few matches.

According to ESPN and The Associated Press, Houston placed Altuve on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to Tuesday because of the problem he endured on the run to first base in the eighth inning of Monday’s contest. He missed Tuesday’s 7-2 loss to the Angels due to injury.

“He was disappointed and he apologized, which is unnecessary, but that’s the kind of guy he is,” Astros manager Dusty Baker said of Altuve before the game. Wednesday’s game against the Angels. “Sometimes you can’t help it. This guy has been a rock. He’s been playing every day for a number of years, and I hope he didn’t hurt him too much, and he’ll be fine in a few weeks. . “

In a corresponding roster move, Houston recalled infielder JJ Matijevic from Class AAA Sugar Land. According to Matt Young of the Houston Chronicle, Matijevic was hitting .310 with four home runs and 10 RBIs in 11 games prior to this development.

Altuve, meanwhile, was hitting .167 with one home run and three RBIs in nine games prior to that setback.




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