It was reported today by Brian Smith of the Houston Chronicle that Jose Altuve will be placed on the Bereavement List following the death of his grandmother in Venezuela. Altuve was listed as questionable to start tonight’s game after suffering a subluxed right jaw from a collision with outfielder Jimmy Paredes in last night’s game.
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY SportsOnce a player is placed on the Bereavement List, they are inactive for a minimum of three days and as much as seven days. To take Altuve’s spot on the active roster, the Astros called up infielder Jake Elmore from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Elmore has put up a .300/.381/.457 line with two homers and 15 RBI thus far in OKC. He will be batting second and playing second base in tonight’s game.
Jose Altuve will be eligible to come off of the Bereavement List before Friday’s opener in Pittsburgh, though he is not expected to return until Saturday’s game.