Altuve was set to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sugar Land on Friday.
The eight-time All-Star and 2017 AL MVP broke his thumb when he was hit by a pitch playing for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic. He had surgery March 22, and general manager Dana Brown said after the operation he’d be out at least eight weeks.
This is the longest Altuve has been sidelined. He batted .300 with 103 runs, 28 homers and 18 steals for the World Series champion Astros last season.
Sugar Land was scheduled to play El Paso, San Diego’s Triple-A club.
Astros star Jose Altuve to begin injury rehab assignment at Triple-A originally appeared on NBCSports.com
Source: Yahoo Sports