Tucker (ankle) is starting in right field and batting second in Sunday's spring game against the Cardinals, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Tucker (ankle) is likely to return to the lineup for Sunday's Grapefruit League finale, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Tucker (ankle) could return to the Astros' Grapefruit League lineup Saturday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Tucker (ankle) hopes to return to Grapefruit League action Sunday and expects to be ready for Opening Day, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve won't resume baseball activities for two months after undergoing surgery on his fractured right thumb Wednesday, Houston general manager Dana Brown said, according to Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle. Update on Jose Altuve. pic.twitter.com/5TfWtyqF96 Houston Astros (@astros) March 22, 2023 Altuve suffered the injury after he was hit by a pitch while playing in the World Baseball Classic with Venezuela. Jose Altuve leaves the game after being hit in the hand by a pitch. pic.twitter.com/Dzd9phTnnK FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) March 19, 2023 The Astros are expected to begin the season with David Hensley and Mauricio Dubon as the primary options to replace Altuve at second base.Brown also said outfielder Kyle Tucker suffered a minor ankle sprain while participating in the World Baseball Classic but is expected to be fine, according to Rome.Copyright © 2023 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.