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Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Sitting Thursday
Alvarez is not in the starting lineup Thursday against the Rangers.
Alvarez will get a breather as he's in the middle of a cold stretch at the plate, batting .146 with two extra-base hits over his last 11 games, though he did hit a home run Wednesday. Trey Mancini will take over at designated hitter and bat sixth in the series finale.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: In midst of cold spell
Alvarez went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Tuesday's 7-5 win over the Rangers.
Though Alvarez hasn't reported any renewed soreness in his hand after he required a stint on the injured list shortly before the All-Star break, the slugger has nonetheless seen his production taper off of late. While starting in each of Houston's last 10 games, Alvarez has hit .139 with one extra-base hit (a double) and 5:9 BB:K. The Astros will continue to let Alvarez work through his struggles, as he'll stick in the lineup Wednesday as the team's designated hitter and No. 3 batter.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Homers, reaches base five times
Alvarez went 3-for-3 with a solo home run, an RBI single, two walks and an additional run scored in an 11-1 win over the Mariners on Friday.
Alvarez continued his MVP-caliber season, reaching base five times and going deep for his 30th home run of the season to power the Astros over their surging division rivals. Alvarez leads all qualified hitters with a superb .423 on-base percentage. The 25-year-old left-handed power bat now has 69 RBI and an OPS of 1.110 in 84 games.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Drills 29th home run
Alvarez went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two walks in a 4-2 loss to the Athletics on Wednesday.
Alvarez turned on a 90 mph fastball that Cole Irvin left on the inner half of the plate for his 29th home run and 67th RBI of the season. The line drive blast was complemented by two walks and Alvarez now has a .413 OBP to go along with a .674 SLG. The elite 25-year-old slugger has reached base in seven straight games.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Reaches base three times
Alvarez went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI and a run scored Tuesday against the Athletics.
Alvarez started his second consecutive game since missing Sunday's contest due to a nagging hand injury. He played a role in the team's fourth-inning rally with an RBI double prior to coming around to score. Alvarez may sit a bit more often if his hand continues to bother him, but it hasn't affected his performance as he's hit five home runs while tallying 10 RBI and 14 runs scored across 14 games in July.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Back in business
Alvarez (hand) is in the lineup for Monday's game against the A's.
A sore right hand prevented Alvarez from starting Sunday's game, but it will not cost him any further action. He will serve as the designated hitter and hit third in Houston's batting order.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Hand soreness remains
Alvarez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners due to soreness in his right hand, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The 25-year-old was activated from the injured list Thursday and started the previous three games, but he's being held out Sunday due to lingering soreness in his right hand. Alvarez is likely to continue having his workload managed since he can't fully get past the hand injury, though it has yet to affect his effectiveness given he's posted a 1.105 OPS in July.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Takes Sunday off
Alvarez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Alvarez sat out Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader but started the past three contests and went 3-for-9 with a double, two homers, two walks, five RBI and four runs. There's been no indication the 25-year-old has aggravated his hand injury, so he's likely just receiving a maintenance day in the series finale. Kyle Tucker will rest his legs as the designated hitter while Chas McCormick starts in right field.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Goes deep again Friday
Alvarez went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, a sacrifice fly and a walk in Friday's 5-2 win over the Mariners.
Alvarez has homered in both games since he returned from a hand injury that sidelined him heading into the All-Star break. Per Statcast, Alvarez's 414-foot solo shot in the fourth inning was the hardest-hit ball of the contest with an exit velocity of 108.2 mph. The 25-year-old continues to be one of the best hitters in baseball with a .310/.409/.675 slash line, 28 long balls, 65 RBI, 60 runs scored, 12 doubles and two triples through 325 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Homers in return
Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, three RBI and two runs scored in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Yankees.
Alvarez was in the starting lineup as the designated hitter after being activated from the injured list earlier Thursday. He took Domingo German yard in the first inning and also drove in two with a double in the second frame. It doesn't appear that the hand injury that forced Alvarez to miss the team's previous seven games will hamper his performance moving forward. For the season, he owns an excellent .309/.408/.665 line with 27 home runs, 59 runs scored and 63 RBI across 321 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Starting in second game of twin bill
Alvarez (hand) will serve as Houston's designated hitter and No. 3 batter in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader with the Yankees, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Houston activated Alvarez from the 10-day injured list prior to Game 1, but he was withheld from the lineup for the early contest, as manager Dusty Baker understandably wasn't keen on having the team's top hitter play 18 innings in one day in his first game back from an injury. Alvarez still made a cameo off the bench as a pinch hitter in the Astros' 3-2 win in Game 1, walking in his lone plate appearance. As expected, he'll now re-enter the lineup for what will be his first start since July 9.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Activated, but not starting Game 1
Alvarez (hand) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Thursday, but he'll be on the bench for the first game of the Astros' doubleheader with the Yankees.
Manager Dusty Baker will roll with Chas McCormick as the team's designated hitter and Aledmys Diaz as the team's left fielder in Game 1, but Alvarez is fully expected to rejoin the lineup for the nightcap at one of those two positions, per Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle. The doubleheader marks the start of a stretch of 19 games in 18 days for the Astros, so it wouldn't be surprising if Alvarez rests one at least one more occasion in the next two and a half weeks, even if his right hand doesn't present any issues.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Comes off IL
The Astros reinstated Alvarez (hand) from the 10-day injured list ahead of the first game of Thursday's doubleheader with the Yankees, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports.
Houston optioned outfielder Jose Siri to Triple-A Sugar Land to clear room on the 26-man active roster for Alvarez, who ended up spending the minimum amount of time on the IL due to right hand inflammation. Since Houston is opening its second-half schedule with 19 games in 18 days, Alvarez will be a candidate to rest at least once or twice during that stretch, but he'll otherwise be a fixture in the everyday lineup if his hand provides him no further complications. Before hitting the shelf and having to miss the All-Star Game as a result of the injury, Alvarez hit .306 with 26 home runs, 60 RBI and 57 runs in 75 games.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Expected back Thursday
Astros general manager James Click said he expects Alvarez (hand) to be activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Thursday's doubleheader with the Yankees, Adam Wexler of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.
Click noted that Alvarez will hit on the field at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday, and if his inflamed right hand responds well to the activity, the slugger could also take part in some defensive drills. Alvarez missed the Astros' final seven games before the All-Star break due to the injury and was forced to withdraw from the Midsummer Classic.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Resumes hitting
Astros manager Dusty Baker said Alvarez (hand) will do some hitting Sunday for the first time since landing on the injured list a week ago, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Alvarez's inflamed right hand will prevent him from partaking in All-Star festivities during the upcoming week, so rather than heading to Los Angeles for the Midsummer Classic, the 25-year-old slugger will remain in Houston to receive treatment. Baker said that he's hopeful to have Alvarez available for the Astros' doubleheader with the Yankees on Thursday to open the team's second-half slate, but Alvarez's availability for either contest will hinge on how his hand responds to hitting activities over the next few days.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Hand injury resurfaces
Alvarez is out of the lineup Sunday against Oakland and headed back to Houston since his previously injured right hand is bothering him again, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Alvarez won't just miss Sunday's game, but also the next three games in Anaheim against the Angels. The Astros hope to have Alvarez back later in the week against the Athletics, but keep in mind that the All-Star break is immediately after that series, so there's a risk of him missing the entire week.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Heading to injured list
The Astros placed Alvarez on the 10-day injured list Sunday with right hand inflammation.
Alvarez missed some time with a right hand injury in mid-June and quickly returned to the lineup, but the issue has apparently worsened over the past few weeks. The 25-year-old's move to the IL on Sunday means he will be eligible to return coming out of the All-Star break July 21, though it remains to be seen if he's healthy enough to be reinstated at that point. Aledmys Diaz is the most likely candidate to see increased playing time during Alvarez's absence.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Receives maintenance day
Alvarez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game at Oakland.
Alvarez started the past eight games after missing two contests with a head injury, and he'll take Sunday off after posting a .964 OPS with three doubles, three home runs, four RBI and eight runs during that stretch. Aledmys Diaz will serve as Houston's designated hitter in the series finale.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Smashes 26th homer
Alvarez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Thursday's 5-2 victory over Kansas City.
Alvarez gave the Astros a 3-2 lead in the fifth inning with a solo blast off Royals starter Kris Bubic. During his current five-game hitting streak, the lefty has slashed .316/.435/.895 with three homers and two doubles.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Swats 25th homer
Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, an additional run scored and a walk in Tuesday's 9-7 win over the Royals.
Alvarez has homered in consecutive games, and he's gone yard eight times in his last 14 contests. His blast Tuesday provided the Astros' last run in the win. He's up to 25 long balls this year with 58 RBI, 53 runs scored, nine doubles and a .313/.413/.663 slash line through 298 plate appearances. Alvarez is tied for second in the majors in homers with the Phillies' Kyle Schwarber, four back of the Yankees' Aaron Judge for the major-league lead.... See More ... See Less
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