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Astros activate 2B Altuve, option RHP Castellanos

16 Sep 2020 / 05:19 H.

    Houston Astros star second baseman Jose Altuve was activated from the 10-day injured list, the team announced Tuesday.

    Altuve, who had been sidelined with a sprained right knee, was listed as batting second for the Astros (23-24) in the opener of their three-game series against the visiting Texas Rangers (17-30).

    The 2017 American League MVP was injured after sliding awkwardly into third base in the first inning of Houston's 8-4 win versus Texas on Sept. 3.

    Altuve has struggled at the plate this season, hitting .224 with three homers and 12 RBIs in 35 games.

    He is a lifetime .312 hitter with 131 homers, 550 RBIs and 256 stolen bases in 1,278 games with the Astros since 2011.

    Also on Tuesday, the Astros optioned right-hander Humberto Castellanos to the alternate training site.

    Castellanos, 22, posted an 0-1 record with a 6.75 ERA in eight relief appearances this season.

    --Field Level Media

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