LF,DH - HOU - IL60
Yordan Alvarez underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees on Wednesday.
It's a killer to fantasy players in redraft leagues who selected Alvarez this season. He missed several weeks for "undisclosed" reasons and homered in his first at bat. Then, his knees started aching again. Alvarez has dealt with knee issues dating back to the minors. If anything, though, this surgery should be considered a plus for his dynasty value. At least the problem is being addressed.
The Astros transferred Yordan Alvarez (knee) to the 45-day IL.
It's a procedural move. Alvarez is currently out for the season with a partially torn patella tendon in his right knee.
Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez is having surgery next week to repair a partially torn patella tendon and will miss the rest of the season, according to a report from The Athletic's Jake Kaplan.
Astros manager Dusty Baker hinted earlier on Wednesday that Alvarez could be done for the year, and the report of upcoming surgery confirms what we all feared. Alvarez dealt with a knee injury last season, as well, and only played in two games this season after beginning the year on the COVID-19 injured list.
Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez could miss the rest of the season due to a knee issue, manager Dusty Baker revealed Wednesday. Alvarez began the year on the COVID-19 injured list and appeared in just two games before being sidelined with a knee issue.
Alvarez has otherworldly talent, but this isn't the first time he has dealt with knee issues. The team has offered minimal information about the nature of the injury and whether or not it will eventually require surgery. In 2019, Alvarez batted .313 with 58 runs scored, 27 home runs, and 78 RBI in just 87 games.
The Astros placed Yordan Alvarez (knee) on the 10-day injured list Tuesday.
Alvarez underwent an MRI on Monday, but the results have yet to be released. He was placed on the injured list with knee soreness. Taylor Jones was recalled in a corresponding move.