Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:39:37 -0700
Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve is hitting fourth in the lineup for only the third time in his professional career Wednesday, April 2, because of the matchup against a right-handed pitcher. C Jason Castro is pegged to hit fourth against lefties. "Obviously, Altuve and Castro are arguably our two best hitters, and having Fowler and Grossman at the top, those two guys are switch hitters who can get on base," manager Bo Porter said. "When you hit Castro third and a right-hander is pitching, you're basically making sure the left-hander gets the extra at-bat given the matchup scenario."
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:28:16 -0700
Houston Astros manager Bo Porter said he will go with OF Dexter Fowler as his leadoff hitter this year, followed by OF Robbie Grossman, 2B Jose Altuve and C Jason Castro.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:32:35 -0800
Houston Astros OF Dexter Fowler will hit leadoff and start in center field in 2014. 2B Jose Altuve will hit second and C Jason Castro will be in the No. 3 slot.
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:55:25 -0700
Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve (quadriceps) and C Jason Castro (hip) both were able to return to the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 13, against the Oakland Athletics.
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 15:16:44 -0700
Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve (quadriceps) is out of the lineup Friday, Aug. 2, but he's available to hit.
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 12:56:14 -0700
Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve (quadriceps) is out of the lineup with a left quadriceps issue Thursday, Aug. 1.
Sat, 27 Jul 2013 12:40:56 -0700
Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve (quadriceps) left the game against the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday, July 27, due to tightness in his left quadriceps.
Sat, 13 Jul 2013 08:57:11 -0700
Updating a previous report, Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve has agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension worth $12.5 million. The deal includes a $6 million club option for a fifth year and a $6.5 million club option for a sixth year.
Sat, 13 Jul 2013 08:25:15 -0700
The Houston Astros have agreed to terms with 2B Jose Altuve on a contract extension. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Sat, 08 Jun 2013 13:48:48 -0700
Confirming a previous report, Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve (groin) is back in the starting lineup Saturday, June 8, against the Kansas City Royals.