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Supervisor AJ Hinch announced the switch after an 11-4 grab over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night. Altuve become injured in the principal inning of a 3-0 grab Friday, leaving after beating out an infield single.
Hinch had stated sooner than Saturday’s game he become “now not optimistic” the 2017 American League MVP could maybe well steer certain of the IL.
Altuve says it be “very frustrating” nevertheless his priority is to be 100% wholesome later in the season, when Houston expects to be competing for a postseason space.
In an uncharacteristically slack birth to the season, Altuve is batting .243 with 9 dwelling runs and 21 RBIs. He has hit .162 (11-for-68) since April 19.
Hinch also stated that he become transferring correct-hander Collin McHugh to the bullpen.
After a 3-1 birth to the season, McHugh allowed 25 runs in his final four starts, going 0-3 in that stretch. His ERA has ballooned to 6.37.
McHugh had a 1.ninety 9 ERA pitching out of the bullpen final season.
The Associated Press contributed to this document.