Jose Altuve RUMORS & NEWS

  • The joy of Jose Altuve's batting average

    SB Nation "Jose Altuve's value is inexorably tied to his batting average. Batting average is one of the more overrated traditional baseball stats. It would logically follow, then, that Jose Altuve is overrated. How dare you. No, Altuve is one of the best things going in baseball. He's also rated..." September 23

  • Jose Altuve breaks Craig Biggio's single season Astros hits record "Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is only 24 years old and he's already a two-time All-Star. And he's already a record-holder in the Astros' franchise history, because Tuesday night he picked up hits 210 and 211 on the season, the latter breaking Craig Biggio's club record." September 17

  • Jose Altuve joins Craig Biggio as Astros in 200-hit club

    Houston Chronicle "Jose Altuve has proven 200 times that the bat doesn’t matter nearly as much as the batsman. Altuve became just the second Astros player in franchise history to reach 200 hits in a season Wednesday, when a sharp seventh-inning single through into the hole on the left side jumped off his bat in a..." September 11

  • Altuve-Springer show in full effect as Astros top Orioles for 6th straight win

    Houston Chronicle "There is no greater attraction in Houston right now than Jose Altuve and George Springer, and fans of a franchise wading through sludge for years should be thankful. Altuve is the crank, the flint and tinder, and every time he reaches base in front of Springer, there’s reason to watch — usually..." May 30

  • Jose Altuve won’t play in Venezuelan Winter League

    Houston Chronicle "Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, one of Venezuela’s most popular ballplayers, will not play in the Venezuelan Winter League this year, a person with knowledge of Altuve’s plans said. Altuve has been a regular on the roster of popular Venezuelan club Magallanes, but the young former All-Star..." November 27

  • Astros sign 2B Jose Altuve to multi-year contract extension

    Hardball Talk "The Astros have successfully locked up one of their key building blocks, as Brian McTaggart of reports that they have agreed to a long-term contract extension with second baseman Jose Altuve. This marks the first major contract commitment under the leadership of general manager Jeff..." July 13

  • Astros’ Jose Altuve on bereavement list, out 3-7 days; Jake Elmore called up

    Houston Chronicle "Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was placed on the bereavement list Tuesday following the death of his grandmother. Players must stay on the list for a minimum of three days and are allowed a maximum of seven. The Astros called up infielder Jake Elmore from Class AAA Oklahoma City to..." May 14

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    Brian McTaggart @brianmctaggart

    This is the first time this year Jose Altuve has been out of starting lineup for #Astros.

  • Red Sox’s Pedroia is what Astros’ Altuve hopes to become

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros were still waking up. It was a bright, clear spring morning at Fenway Park. Baseball, daily history and a soon-to-be-sold-out stadium filled with devoted Red Sox fans watching the best team in the game waited. But Saturday night had been devoted to another Astros loss. And just 12..." April 29

  • Astros’ Altuve continues to rise above limitations

    Houston Chronicle "As soon as Jeff Luhnow learned a reporter was writing a story about second baseman Jose Altuve’s career ceiling, the Astros general manager wanted in. Too many scouts, analysts, critics and “experts” had written off Altuve. Even with his 2012 All-Star reserve appearance, the 5-5, 175-pound..." March 29

  • Porter wants Altuve hitting second for Astros; in search of leadoff hitter

    Houston Chronicle "Jose Altuve as the Astros’ No. 2 hitter? That’s what first-year manager Bo Porter is thinking three days into spring training. Porter said Wednesday, Altuve will ideally be the Astros’ second hitter in 2013. As a result, the club is searching for a leadoff man, with shortstops Tyler Greene..." February 13

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