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UPDATE: X-rays come back negative on Jose Altuve’s hand

Jun 12, 2014, 11:52 PM EDT

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UPDATE: Well, this is a relief. According to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com, Astros manager Bo Porter said that X-rays came back negative and that Altuve is considered day-to-day.

10:56 p.m. ET: Troubling development for the Astros, as Julia Morales of CSNHouston.com passes along word that second baseman Jose Altuve exited tonight’s game against the Diamondbacks in the bottom of the seventh inning after he was hit in the right hand/wrist area while squaring to bunt.

Altuve appeared to be in a lot of pain as he walked off the field with team trainers. No word yet on his status, but Astros fans will have to hope that he didn’t suffer the same fate as Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock, who fractured his right hand on a similar play on May 31 and is expected to be sidelined through the end of July.

Altuve returned to the lineup tonight after missing yesterday with a minor injury to his left oblique. The 24-year-old is hitting .319 through 67 games this season and leads the majors with 90 hits. He ranks first in the American League with 24 stolen bases.

  1. Hard On For Harden - Jun 12, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    F ing Drake

  2. nottinghamforest13 - Jun 12, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    Let’s see how Bo “1960’s militant & everyone is out to get me” Porter tries to spin this one. Once this has been finally gets canned, it will interesting to see how he portrays it. Most likely, he’ll use the tried & true world is out to get me response so popular amongst his kind. See also Dusty Baker & Ron Karenga.

    • Hard On For Harden - Jun 12, 2014 at 11:49 PM

      Translation: see also two other black guys. Stay classy!

    • stex52 - Jun 13, 2014 at 12:30 PM

      Yeah, darn those terrible black people who think they can manage white people! You would think the MLB would do something about it.

  3. thebraso - Jun 13, 2014 at 1:48 AM

    Dude what’s your problem with porter?

    • 18thstreet - Jun 13, 2014 at 7:04 AM

      Don’t worry — it’s not just Porter. It’s all black people in positions of authority. He doesn’t have any issues with Porter.

      One hopes Craig will use his authority to remove him from these boards.

  4. stex52 - Jun 13, 2014 at 12:29 PM

    Not intentional by any means. He squared on it and it broke in. He was in a lot of pain. Glad there are no breaks.

  5. gloccamorra - Jun 13, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    X-rays just show bones and stuff. Can’t the Astros afford an MRI? At least a CAT scan!

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