|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||5/6/1990|
|Height, Weight||5'6", 165 lbs|
|Nationality||Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of|
Altuve went 1-for-2 with a walk and played five innings at second base during Friday's game against the Cardinals.
Altuve played for the first time since May 6, when he was scratched from a game due to soreness in his side. He will get a day off Saturday before returning to the field Sunday, Alyson Footer of MLB.com reports. There is still plenty of time for the elite second baseman to get ready for the start of the regular season.
Altuve (side) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cardinals, Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Altuve had been out of the lineup for over a week while dealing with side soreness. With his return Friday, he should still have enough time to get fully up to speed by the start of the regular season.
Altuve (side) will play Friday against the Braves, Alyson Footer of MLB.com reports.
Altuve has been held out of game action while recovering from soreness in his left side. He last played March 6.
Altuve (side) completed running drills Tuesday and could appear in a game this weekend, Alyson Footer of MLB.com reports.
Manager AJ Hinch said Altuve, who has not appeared in a Grapefruit League game since March 6, will likely begin baseball activities Wednesday.
Altuve (side) remains out of the lineup Monday against the Mets, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
This issue of side soreness will keep Altuve sidelined for a fifth straight day. He was examined by the team physician Sunday and the team continues to label Altuve's injury as a minor concern. Altuve is still expected to be withheld from baseball activities until the weekend as the Astros attempt to aid his recovery.