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Yuli Gurriel makes first career start at second amid Astros’ injury issues

Yuli Gurriel

Perhaps he never expected to find himself at the position, but Yuli Gurriel is, at least for the time being, playing second base for the Houston Astros.

On Sunday, Gurriel made his first career start at the position after the Astros placed Jose Altuve on the disabled list, leaving them in need of a short-term fix.

While it was an emergency situation, it was something that the Astros were at least vaguely prepared for.

It’s worth noting that Altuve isn’t particularly happy about being on the DL, so Gurriel’s cameo might not be a long-lived one. That probably suits the Astros just fine. Having him capable of doing this work in a pinch is a nice luxury.


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