Venezuela second baseman Jose Altuve exited through the fifth inning of Saturday evening’s 9-7 loss to the USA when a 95.9 mph Daniel Bard fastball struck the eight-time All-Star on his proper hand. Particulars on the severity of Altuve’s harm weren’t instantly accessible, however he was evaluated after leaving the sport shortly after returning to his ft.
The loss knocked Venezuela out of the World Baseball Traditional, and the Astros will present an replace on Sunday. Altuve was unavailable to reporters postgame.
“After all I am deeply involved, unhappy, annoyed,” Venezuela supervisor and Astros first-base coach Omar López stated. “I wish to specific my feelings another way, however I’ve to be robust in entrance of you, in entrance of my household, in entrance of my nation. Let’s watch for a few days.”
Altuve, getting into his thirteenth season with the Astros, is a profession .307/.362/.468 hitter and former AL MVP. Venezuela was trailing, 5-3, on the time of Altuve’s harm however rallied later within the body to erase the deficit. The USA rallied again within the eighth inning, when Trea Turner crushed a grand slam to place the Individuals forward for good, handing Venezuela its first lack of the event.
“I hope every thing’s okay,” USA reliever and Astros teammate Ryan Pressly stated. “[Altuve’s] an enormous a part of our lineup in Houston. Simply on prime of that, he is an unbelievable teammate. So simply hope every thing’s okay, and I am certain I will get the information later tonight or tomorrow morning.”