The move is corresponding to Thursday, and the team has yet to make a move for their 25-man roster. That move will reportedly come on Sunday, according to the team, who was a little busy acquiring reliever Ryan Pressly from the Minnesota Twins.
The Astros have now dropped three in a row, including the first two games against the Rangers. Rougned Odor homered twice, including an inside-the-park homer off of Justin Verlander in Saturday's 7-3 victory. Houston will look to avoid an unlikely sweep to the last place team in the AL West on Sunday, as they hold a five-game lead on the Seattle Mariners for the top spot in the division.
Altuve had lasted eight major league seasons without going on the disabled list, as he admitted that after getting check out by the doctor, they agreed it was best he sit out for a little bit. The starting second baseman for the American League in this year's All-Star Game is batting .329 with nine home runs and 46 RBIs in 104 games this season.