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Jose Altuve expected to return to action Sunday

Jun 30, 2012, 10:23 PM EDT

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Astros second baseman Jose Altuve hasn’t appeared in a game in six days because of a mild right hamstring strain. But he was available for use as a pinch-hitter on Saturday afternoon against the Cubs and is nearly ready to return for good.

According to MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart, Astros manager Brad Mills told reporters after Saturday’s 3-2 loss that he plans to write Altuve’s name into the lineup for Sunday’s series finale at Wrigley Field.

Altuve, 22, is hitting .309/.351/.453 with five homers, four triples and 12 steals in 71 games this season.

  1. dawgpoundmember - Jul 1, 2012 at 1:27 AM

    i hope the tigers make a move for him, nick costenellos or whatever its worth it. but on a side note, can you update the apps to show comments to certain comments like on the web page, it makes some threads kinda confusing

    • donaldduckmg42 - Jul 1, 2012 at 8:12 AM

      José Altuve is our best young player and the cornerstone of this organization moving forward. This is a rebuilding team, we’ll trade you our veterans, but we’ll keep our young talent. I don’t think we would accept any deal for him, especially not Castellanos.

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