Houston Astros to place second baseman Jose Altuve on 10-day disabled list

Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros looks on from the dugout against the Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park on July 27, 2018 in Houston, Texas. Altuve didnot play due to soreness in his right knee. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve will be placed on the 10-day disabled by the Houston Astros.

"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."

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.