Houston Astros Manager AJ Hinch said that Jose Altuve will join the team in Cincinnati on Tuesday for an evaluation, and could be activated from the 10-day injured list as soon as Wednesday. Altuve has been out with a hamstring injury.
Altuve made his third rehab appearance with Triple-A Round Rock on Monday, playing as the DH and going 1-for-4 with a triple, walk and two strikeouts. Since Altuve played second base for the affiliate the day before and was already scheduled to receive Tuesday off, the Astros elected to take a look at him. If the Astros’ assessment of Altuve reveals nothing concerning, he’ll likely re-enter the big-league lineup for Wednesday’s series finale with the Reds.
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