Altuve (knee) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Fresno on Sunday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Fresno will be playing away against Tacoma, while the Astros will be in nearby Seattle starting Monday. It's unclear whether or not he'd be ready to return after just one rehab game, as he's been out since July 25.
Altuve (knee) could begin a rehab assignment over the weekend, with the potential to return in time for Houston's series against the Mariners that begins Monday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Altuve traveled with the team and participated in some running prior to Friday's contest, so depending on how his knee feels Saturday, he could embark on a rehabilitation assignment over the next few days. If all goes well, expect Altuve to be activated off the 10-day disabled list early next week.
Altuve (knee) traveled with the Astros to Oakland and ran sprints on the field prior to Friday's matchup with the Athletics, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Altuve managed to take some grounders and participate in batting practice Wednesday, so it's good to see him starting to ramp up his baseball activities. An exact timetable for his return hasn't been given, but the fact that he's with the team on the road means he could return in the next few days.
Altuve (knee) participated in batting practice, took groundballs and ran the field prior to Wednesday's game, Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle reports. Altuve will do more rehab during Thursday's off day. These are encouraging signs of progress, although Altuve does not have a set timetable for his return. Astros manager A.J. Hinch has not ruled out bringing Altuve on the team's road trip that begins Friday in Oakland and then Seattle after that.
Altuve (knee) will take the field for batting practice prior to Wednesday's game, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. The Astros have yet to remark on any sort of timetable for Altuve, but this is another key step forward after he progressed to running on a treadmill in recent days. In addition, manager A.J. Hinch said Altuve was able to take groundballs and ran the bases Wednesday, but was non-committal when asked whether the second baseman will join the club on its upcoming three-city road trip starting Friday.