Altuve (hamstring) ran in the outfield, ran the bases, hit, took groundballs and performed agility drills Wednesday, David Barron of the Houston Chronicle reports. Altuve did just about every baseball activity but play in a game, and that should be coming soon. "Jose is in a good place," manager AJ Hinch said. "We have a plan. We will see whether he needs more (non-game work) or whether he is going to get more toward competition." Altuve could begin a rehab assignment this weekend, which would put him in line for a return early next week.
Manager AJ Hinch said the Astros hope Altuve (hamstring) will be ready to begin a minor-league rehab assignment during the "latter part of the week," Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports. Altuve is making steady progress in his return from a left hamstring strain; he went through running drills over the weekend before taking batting practice Monday. Assuming the second baseman continues to progress without any setbacks, Altuve should be cleared to embark on a rehab stint later in the week, with his return to the big club likely not far behind.
Altuve (hamstring) took batting practice Monday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Altuve appears to be nearing a return from the injured list, going through running drills over the weekend and now resuming hitting. He's expected to require a rehab assignment, so it'll be at least a few days before he's back on the field with the Astros.
Manager AJ Hinch said Sunday that Altuve (hamstring) will likely require a minor-league rehab assignment during the upcoming week before being activated from the 10-day injured list, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Altuve took a noteworthy step forward in his recovery from the left hamstring strain by running on the field Saturday, relaying afterward that he was "optimistic" about his progress. The second baseman will add more baseball activities to his workout regimen Monday and could be ready to join an affiliate soon after. The Astros haven't pinpointed a target date for Altuve's return from the IL, but based on Hinch's comments, the 29-year-old appears unlikely to be activated until next weekend at the earliest.
Altuve (hamstring) ran Saturday for the first time since being placed on the 10-day injured list, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Altuve is eligible to come off the IL on Tuesday, but Friday, manager AJ Hinch put the brakes on talk of that happening. Altuve reported feeling "very optimistic" about his progress, though: He's expected to resume baseball activities Monday when the Astros return home.