Jose Altuve set to make career first during rehab assignment
Jose Altuve is just about set to return to the Houston Astros following a knee injury, but not before doing something for the very first time.
Altuve is headed out to Triple-A Fresno on a rehab assignment that could see him back in the Houston lineup as early as next week.
Jose Altuve is headed to Tacoma to join Triple-A Fresno for a rehab assignment. Altuve said he will play tomorrow
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) August 18, 2018
This will be the first Triple-A appearance of Altuve’s career. He went directly from Double-A Corpus Christi to the majors in 2011, and has never looked back since. Add in the fact that this is the first time in his big league career that Altuve has landed on the disabled list and you have a lot of firsts — and not just for Altuve himself, either.