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Jose Altuve takes bereavement leave from Astros

May 14, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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Houston has placed second baseman Jose Altuve on the bereavement list following the death of his grandmother. Players on bereavement leave must be inactive for a minimum of three days and a maximum of seven days.

Altuve left last night’s game with a dislocated jaw that he immediately vowed to play through, but now he’ll be out of the lineup for at least a few days while being replaced on the roster by Triple-A call-up Jake Elmore.

  1. randygnyc - May 14, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Grandparents rule over all others. RIP.

  2. jeffa43 - May 14, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    This kid is one hell of a ball player. He is even better than the praise he is getting.

    Prayers for his family, and hope he heels quickly.

  3. shanabartels - May 14, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    I lost my grandmother in April without having a dislocated jaw at the same time and that was stressful enough. All my best to his family.

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