"You never want him to come out of the lineup, but at the same time, you don't want him to risk having something that will linger for a longer period of time," manager Bo Porter said. "[Head athletic trainer] Nate [Lucero] brought him out today, and he was able to do all the running they wanted him to do, and he came in and said, 'I think he's fine.'"
The Astros were 1-8 in games in which Altuve didn't start at second base or designated hitter.
"Put it like this -- I want the only time he's not in the lineup is if I choose to give him a day," Porter said. "He's a guy that if he can play all 162, he'll play all 162. At the same time, there have been times this year I have picked a day to give him a day with an off-day coming up the next day, so he has two days to recover. He is that kind of guy who's in the lineup every day, and it doesn't matter who's pitching for the other team."
Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.