Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve will miss approximately a third (55 games) of the MLB season with a fractured right thumb.
He is due to be back in the Astros lineup either at the end of June or early July.
Altuve signed with the Houston Astros as an amateur free agent in 2007 and made his major league debut in 2011. Despite being one of the shortest players in the league, standing at only 5’6″ tall, Altuve quickly established himself as one of the best second basemen in the game.
Throughout his career, Altuve, 32, has been known for his incredible hitting ability, as well as his speed on the base paths and solid defensive skills. He has won multiple awards and honors, including six All-Star selections, four Silver Slugger Awards, and the American League Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in 2017.
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