Astros could welcome back Jose Altuve on Friday

HOUSTON, TEXAS – MAY 03: Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros throws before a game against the San Francisco Giants at Minute Maid Park on May 03, 2023 in Houston, Texas. Altuve continues to rehab after breaking the thumb on his right hand. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Astros second basemen Jose Altuve could return for Friday’s series opener against the Athletics.

Altuve has been out since suffering a thumb injury during the World Baseball Classic.

The Astros and manager Dusty Baker have kept their cards close to their chest with the status of Altuve.

It now looks like Altuve will be returning soon with Friday as a possible return date. He’s scheduled to play in his final minor league rehab game on Wednesday for Double-A Corpus Christi.

While Altuve has yet to get in a grove at the plate during his rehab assignment, the Astros are just glad to see him on the field and will expect him to get into a grove quickly.

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