The second baseman with the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball, José Carlos Altuve is a Venezuelan professional baseball player. As an amateur free agent, the Astros signed Altuve in 2007, and he debuted in the major leagues in 2011.
In the eighth inning of Monday’s home opener against the Angels, second baseman Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros strained his left hamstring while running out an infield single. The Astros triumphed 8-3, but Altuve and his batting average of.167 were placed on the injured list.
It wasn’t until April 29, 2022, that he came back. Monday’s 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels by the Astros was cut short by Altuve’s injury.
In the eighth inning, with one out, Altuve legged out an infield single before collapsing past first base. As he winced in pain, he sat on the ground and threw his batting helmet into the dirt. Baker reported that Altuve expressed regret for getting hurt.
Baker told the Associated Press that “He was disappointed and he apologized, which you don’t have to, but that’s the kind of guy he is”
“He played every day for a number of years and hopefully, he didn’t hurt too badly and he’ll be alright within a couple of weeks”.
Baker said the Astros would split time at second base between Aledmys Diaz and Niko Goodrum while Altuve is out. The seven-time All-Star and former American League MVP are hitting .167 with a home run and three RBIs in nine games this season.