It has been two lengthy months on the remedy desk for Jose Altuve, two months by which he labored laborious to make his return for the Houston Astros.
He suffered a fractured proper thumb whereas taking part in for Venezuela within the 2023 World Baseball Basic and that meant he missed the primary chunk of the Main League Baseball season.
The second baseman underwent surgical procedure in late March and the best-case prognosis was that his restoration can be full by the tip of Could and he can be energetic by the beginning of June. However, fortuitously for the participant and the crew, the timeline was shifted.
Jose Altuve’s profitable return
Having made his return, Altuve acquired his second hit of the yr in opposition to the Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park within the third and closing recreation of the sequence.
His hit gave him his first RBI of the season, but additionally introduced him to 1,937 hits and tied with Puerto Rico’s Jose “Cheo” Cruz for third-most hits in Houston Astros historical past.
He now strikes forward of Jeffrey Bagwell with 2,314 hits and Craig Biggio with 3,060 hits.
The Houston Astros presently sit in second place within the American League West Division at 26-19, having gained 9 of their final 10 contests.
Many lengthy damage spells shouldn’t have completely happy endings, with different accidents usually showing within the first recreation again, however that doesn’t appear to be the case for Altuve.