HOUSTON (FOX 26) - All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve will be placed on the 10-day disabled by the Houston Astros.
Jose Altuve on going on the 10-day disabled list: "Think about it. It's the first time in my career. I'm not really happy about it." pic.twitter.com/xG4RUmtOHi— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) July 29, 2018
"Think about it," said Altuve on Saturday night after the Astros lost 7-3 to the Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park. "It's the first time in my career. I'm not really happy about it."
Jose Altuve on going on the 10-day disabled list: "The doctor came and checked (knee) it out. He thought it was better to go on the DL." pic.twitter.com/70c8NI3JAw— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) July 29, 2018
The reigning American League MVP is bound for the 10-day disabled list for the first time in his career after battling right knee soreness since exiting Wednesday's 3-2 loss in Colorado in the fifth inning.
"If they think it is better to go on the disabled list for the team and for me in order for me to come back healthy and strong," Altuve said. "So, we got to do it."
Altuve is batting .329 with nine home runs and 46 RBIs for the Astros this season and had missed the last two games.