2B - HOU
Jose Altuve was part of the Houston brigade that beat up on Lance Lynn on Thursday night, going 3-for-5 with a homer, a double, three RBI, and two runs scored.
Just when it seemed as if Altuve would limp into the playoffs without a big offensive performance down the stretch, he delivers this. The 30-year-old former MVP still doesn't have nice looking season-long stats, but even getting 80% of his usual production for the next few weeks would be massive for the Astros' title aspirations.
Jose Altuve went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in the Astros' loss to the Mariners on Monday night.
Altuve was just never able to get it going this year. With under a week left to play he's batting .222 with three homers and a .613 OPS. This is certainly not what fantasy owners had in mind, and it's going to make Altuve an interesting player to analyze over the offseason.
The Astros activated Jose Altuve (knee) off the 10-day IL prior to Tuesday's game against the Rangers.
Altuve wound up miss 11 days of action with his knee injury. The former MVP is batting just .224 with a .606 OPS this year.
Jose Altuve has been placed on the 10-day IL, retroactive September 4th, with a right knee sprain.
Altuve injured the knee on Thursday against the Rangers and received an MRI on Friday; it's the same knee he had surgery on in 2018. The Astros will likely take their time with Altuve's recovery considering it's the same knee. Aledmys Diaz will continue to fill in for the veteran second baseman in the meantime.
Jose Altuve (knee) is day-to-day after undergoing an MRI.
Altuve hurt his knee during Thursday's game against the Rangers. It was initially a concern given that Altuve had surgery on the same knee a couple of years ago. However, it appears as if he's avoided a major injury.