The ‘defending champion’ Houston Astros is in an emergency. Jose Altuve (33), the core of the team’s lineup, is expected to miss about two months.
MLB.com, the official homepage of the major leagues, reported on the 20th (hereinafter Korean time) that Altu Ve will undergo an operation due to a fractured thumb of his right hand.
Recovery period is 8 to 10 weeks.바카라 In other words, Altuve can return at the earliest at the end of May. He could return in early June if he is delayed in rehab.
Altuve was hit right hand by Daniel Bard’s 95.9 mile sinker during the quarterfinals of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) against the United States on the 19th.
Afterwards, Altuve was immediately substituted with a major runner and withdrew from the game, and an examination revealed a fractured thumb on his right hand. Worst result.
Altuve, who will be in his 13th year in the major leagues, performed well with a batting average of 0.300, 28 homers, 57 RBIs, and an on-base percentage of 0.387 OPS of 0.921 in 141 games last year.
He was selected as an All-Star for the 8th time in his personal career, and was awarded the Silver Slugger for the 6th time. He also ranked fifth in voting for the American League Most Valuable Player (MVP).
However, Houston is not expected to try a trade that risks significant bleeding to fill the vacancy of Altuve. Because he can return in two months.