Manager AJ Hinch said Altuve (hamstring) is not expected to be activated off the 10-day injured list when eligible May 21, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. "I'm not anticipating him making it back in time for the 10 days, which is not that big a deal. Once we decided to put him on the IL, we wanted to make sure that he's right," said Hinch, who added that he "thinks it's a good idea" to have Altuve spend time on a rehab assignment. Altuve is pain-free, according to the manager, and he's expected to initiate baseball activities over the weekend. The second baseman has been riding a stationary bike and doing other forms of indoor rehab.
Altuve (hamstring) is expected to get on the field and ramp up baseball activities within the next couple of days, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Altuve has not started a running program yet, but he appears to be close to increasing his activity level. "He's doing great, he's feeling better and is pain-free, and now we have to integrate the baseball stuff and see where that takes him towards the early parts of next week," stated manager A.J. Hinch.
Altuve (hamstring) may not begin a running program until the end of Houston's three-game series against the Tigers, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Altuve, who is traveling with the Astros, must first initiate a running program before moving to on-field activities. If he starts running by Thursday's off day, Altuve could begin on-field activity during the weekend series in Boston. The second baseman is eligible to come off the injured list May 21. During Altuve's absence, Aledmys Diaz is expected to serve as the primary second baseman with Yuli Gurriel the backup.
Altuve (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports. Altuve suffered the left hamstring strain in Friday's game and manager A.J. Hinch indicated earlier Saturday that a trip to the IL was likely. The strain was described as "slight," so the 29-year-old may be able to avoid an extended stay on the shelf. Aledmys Diaz -- who hit a grand slam Saturday night -- figures to be the primary fill-in at second base for the Astros in his absence.
Altuve (hamstring) is likely to require a trip to the injured list, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Manager A.J. Hinch described Altuve's injury as a "slight strain" but also said he was "not optimistic" that the second baseman would avoid a trip to the IL. Aledmys Diaz gets the start at second base Saturday against the Rangers and would likely see several more starts should Altuve indeed need some more time off.