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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Jose Altuve not happy about going on DL for first time in his career

Jose Altuve

Jose Altuve had never been placed on the disabled list in his eight-year MLB career, and he’s not too pleased to see that streak come to an end.

The Houston Astros second baseman was placed on the 10-day DL Saturday due to right knee discomfort, an issue that forced him to exit Wednesday’s game against the Colorado Rockies early. Speaking with reporters after the move was announced, Altuve said that he was “not really happy about it,” per Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. He also said, “You gotta ask them,” multiple times in response to questions about the specifics and severity of his injury.

Altuve, 28, has been something of an iron man throughout his career, playing in 150 or more games in each of the last five seasons. As for the Astros, they have lost four of their seven contests since the All-Star break and now have a crucial series against the division rival Seattle Mariners coming up, one that the former AL MVP Altuve will be sidelined for.

While Altuve is, like usual, still leading the Astros in most offensive metrics this season, it has been a rather bizarre year for him in more ways than one. His first-ever trip to the disabled list will continue on that theme.

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