HOUSTON -- All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve left Wednesday night's 8-4 win over the Rangers in the top of the fifth with discomfort in his right oblique.
Altuve hit a double in his first at-bat, was retired on an attempted steal, and flied out to right field in his second plate appearance. Manager A.J. Hinch said it was after the second at-bat, in the third inning, that he could tell something wasn't right.
"They're getting looked at, getting all the tests [from] doctors," he said. "They're going to have a full evaluation before we're going to know anything, but I'm not optimistic about Friday for either of them."
Jordan Ray is a reporter for MLB.com based in Houston. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.