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Houston Astros Jose Altuve to sit out All-Star Game

Jul 12, 2022; Anaheim, California, USA; Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) runs to third against the Los Angeles Angels during the ninth inning at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Guardians second baseman Andres Gimenez is scheduled to start at the position for the American League after Houston Astros star Jose Altuve opted out of the upcoming All-Star Game.

Altuve, who was elected the starter following the fan vote, will miss Tuesday’s game in Los Angeles while dealing with a knee injury. He is listed as day-to-day by the Astros.

Second baseman Santiago Espinal of the Toronto Blue Jays was added to the AL roster.

Espinal, 27, is hitting .271 with six homers and 37 RBIs in 89 games heading into Saturday’s action.

Also on Saturday, MLB Network reported Atlanta Braves third baseman Austin Riley has been added to the National League roster for the contest at Dodger Stadium.

Riley, 25, is batting .282 with 26 homers and 60 RBIs in 90 games heading into Saturday’s action.

–Field Level Media