By Chandler Rome Houston Chronicle Updated1:08 CDT, Saturday, October 20, 2018 Houston Astro appointed hitter Jose Altuve (27) reacts after…
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Astro’s second basseman Jose Altuve underwent a right knee surgery on Friday, according to a report from MLB.com.
General Manager Jeff Luhnow did not respond to a request for comment.
After Houston’s 4-1 season-long loss in match 5 of the American League Championship series on Thursday, Altuve said he would talk with coaches and submit a knee injury plan that blocked his season.
“It’s hard but, as I said, I’m not a superhero, I’m not the only guy who has done this,” said Altuve. “There are guys who have played in worst situations than me.”
After bringing out a game against Rockies on July 25, Altuve missed 21 matches while on the list for the first time in his big league career. He returned on August 21, but slashed only .268 / .359 / .402 during the subsequent 145-sheet appearances. Altuve finished the 2017 season with 169 hits – his smallest since 2012.
The ruling American League MVP played for most ALCS against Red Sox “on a leg“, chief A.J. Hinch said.
Altuve reworked his knee once in Game 2 and again on an image to another base under Game 3. He served as Houston designated hitter for three of the five games and ended the series 5 to 20.  “Big Heart. is about the heart with him. He is a good example of what’s right, “Hinch said after the match.” I’ve said it over and over … I wish you knew what he had to go through to play every day and get ready and then contribute and do well. “