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Dallas Keuchel joins Jose Altuve as only Astros to make All-Star cut

CLEVELAND — For this pitcher, a great honor boiled down to a formality. Everyone knew Astros ace Dallas Keuchel would be named to the American League All-Star team on Monday night, when the reserves and pitchers for both leagues were announced, and he’ll be joining Jose Altuve in Cincinnati on July 14. Still unknown is […]
Athletics Nation Jul 5, 2015

MLB All-Star Game starters announced: Which Oakland A's will be named reserves on Monday?

The 2015 MLB All-Star starters have been announced, based on fan voting. The full lineups: Pos American National C Salvador Perez, Royals Buster Posey, Giants 1B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers Paul Goldschmidt, D'Backs 2B Jose Altuve, Astros Dee Gordon, Marlins SS Alcides Escobar, Royals Jhonny Peralta, Cards 3B Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays Todd Frazier, Reds OF Mike Trout, Angels Bryce Harper, Nats OF Lorenzo Cain, Royals Matt Holliday, Cards OF Alex Gordon, Royals Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins* DH Nelson Cruz, Mariners N/A (manager will pick) More analysis on these picks in...
Houston Chronicle Jul 5, 2015

Jose Altuve passes Omar Infante on final tally to earn All-Star nod

BOSTON — It’s one of the 2015 Astros’ best come-from-behind victories to date: Jose Altuve has been voted the starter at second base for the American League in the All-Star Game on July 14 in Cincinnati. Altuve edged past Omar Infante of the Royals, whose fan base made a gigantic push to get all of […]
Houston Chronicle Jul 3, 2015

Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve pick up the slack as Astros top Red Sox in first game without George Springer

BOSTON — Having George Springer, Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve as the first three hitters in the Astros lineup might have made for the best leading trio anywhere, no matter the specific ordering. In a 10-inning, 12-8 win over the Red Sox on Friday, the Astros played their first game of many to come without […]
Houston Chronicle Jun 29, 2015

McCullers, Altuve lead Astros to series-opening win over Royals

• • • Jose Altuve’s towering home run to left field was the lasting vignette of Monday’s 6-1 win over the Royals, with Altuve rounding the bases and passing in front of the Royals’ own second baseman, Omar Infante, as the Astros cruised to begin a three-game series. Everyone already knows Altuve is more deserving […]
Houston Chronicle Jun 27, 2015

Astros wear fan giveaway T-shirts to support Altuve’s All-Star hopes

The Astros took infield practice wearing Saturday’s fan giveaway – orange T-shirts bearing the phrase “Yes Way, Jose” in support the team’s campaign to elect second baseman Jose Altuve to a starting role in the All-Star Game. The only Astros player or staff member not wearing one of the shirts was, to no one’s surprise, […]
Houston Chronicle Jun 22, 2015

Jose Altuve back in starting lineup for Astros’ series opener vs. Angels

Two-time All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve is back in the Astros starting lineup, batting third in Monday’s series opener against the American League West-rival Angels. Altuve had missed the previous four games with a troublesome right hamstring, which he inintially injured running to first base on June 12. After sitting out June 13-15, he played […]
Houston Chronicle Jun 21, 2015

Chances are good for Jose Altuve to return to Astros’ lineup Monday

SEATTLE — There’s a good chance Jose Altuve makes his return to the lineup Monday for the start of a three-game series against the Angels in Anaheim, but the Astros will wait to see how the day unfolds before making a final determination. The second baseman was out of the lineup for a fourth straight […]
Houston Chronicle Jun 20, 2015

Jose Altuve tests injured hamstring, says he’s ‘really anxious’ to return to action

SEATTLE — He keeps saying he feels great. Yet, he keeps staying out of the lineup. Jose Altuve ratcheted up the intensity while testing out his sore right hamstring Saturday afternoon in the outfield at Safeco Field in front of manager A.J. Hinch and trainer Nate Lucero. Altuve ran sprints forward and backward and made […]
Houston Chronicle Jun 19, 2015

Troublesome hamstring forces Jose Altuve to sit out Friday’s series opener in Seattle

SEATTLE — Not all hamstring injuries are created equal. Jose Altuve remained out of the Astros lineup on Friday, still day-to-day with his right hamstring discomfort. Center fielder Jake Marisnick, meanwhile, was sent to the disabled list after hurting his left hamstring a day earlier, making room for Colby Rasmus’ return from the bereavement list. […]
Houston Chronicle Jun 17, 2015

Jose Altuve leaves game with potential re-aggravation of hamstring injury

DENVER — Jose Altuve was pulled from Wednesday night’s game with right hamstring discomfort before the bottom of the third inning, with an injury that was said to be behind him, perhaps re-aggravated. Altuve hurt the hamstring running to first base Friday and missed three games before returning to the lineup Tuesday at Minute Maid […]
Houston Chronicle Jun 16, 2015

Jose Altuve returns to Astros’ lineup for homestand finale

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, who had been out for three consecutive games with a right hamstring strain, returned to the starting lineup Tuesday afternoon against the Rockies. “Everything is good so far,” he said. “I’m going to go out there and try to help my team. I think I’m the kind of guy that […]
Houston Chronicle Jun 15, 2015

Jose Altuve says he feels great, wants to return to lineup Tuesday

Second baseman Jose Altuve was out of the starting lineup for the third consecutive day due to a right hamstring strain. He’s optimistic about returning to the lineup Tuesday afternoon against the Rockies. “I feel great,” he said. “I want to go back out there and help the team. It’s not easy to be sitting […]
Houston Chronicle Jun 15, 2015

Omar Infante passes Jose Altuve in AL All-Star voting

Reigning MLB batting champ Jose Altuve has been passed in this week’s voting totals for the AL All-Star game by Omar Infante of the Royals. The Royals are getting a lot of voting from the Kansas City precincts as they have the leading vote-getter at 1B (Eric Hosmer), 2B (Infante), 3B (Mike Moustakas), SS (Alcides […]
Houston Chronicle Jun 14, 2015

Jose Altuve gets in pregame running session, sits again with injured hamstring

Jose Altuve did some light running in the outfield before Sunday’s game but again was held out of the lineup as he continues to recover from a right hamstring strain. “He’s progressing nicely. He continues to be day-to-day,” said Astros manager A.J. Hinch. “He’ll get treatment another full day and see how it progresses. “I’m […]

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