Astros second baseman Jose Altuve hasn’t appeared in a game since making an early exit last Wednesday in Colorado with discomfort in his right hamstring. And he is not starting Sunday …
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Altuve ran sprints forward and backward Saturday afternoon at Safeco Field and told Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle that he felt “great” during and after the workout, but Astros manager A.J. Hinch has understandably decided to play it safe with his star second baseman. “Very happy with where he’s at,” Hinch said Saturday. “I’m going to go one day too long rather than one day too short, I can tell you that.”
Atluve should be ready to go for Monday night’s series opener against the Angels.