Jose Altuve is easily one of the most electrify players in Major League Baseball. He’s probably the number one reason to watch the Astros at all when they keep pulling Houston fans’ hearts out with terrible showings in Arlington.
But Altuve may see some more time on the sideline after pulling up on a run to first base on a game-ending double play on Saturday against the Rangers.
#Astros say Jose Altuve experienced right calf discomfort running on last play of the game. He is day to day.— Ryan Posner (@ryanposner20) September 3, 2016
Altuve showed some discomfort as he stopped going to first and slowly walked to the dugout following the play.
Altuve, 26, has played in 134 of the Astros' 135 games this season. He is batting .348 (185x532) with 95 runs scored, 37 doubles, 22 home runs, 89 RBIs and 26 stolen bases.
The Astros have answers if they need someone to fill in for Altuve for a day or two at second base with Alex Bregman, Marwin Gonzalez, or Tony Kemp. It will be hard to replace the Astros’ sparkplug for even a few days.