HOUSTON - Astros star second baseman Jose Altuve has been hurt in a collision with rookie shortstop Carlos Correa in Houston's game Friday night against the Texas Rangers.
There was no immediate word on his injury.
Altuve and Correa were tracking a popup by Elvis Andrus with two outs in the seventh inning. Altuve had the ball in his glove for a moment before Correa crashed into him. Altuve was hit in the face by Correa's glove and knocked to the ground, using his right arm to break his fall.
Altuve grimaced as he remained on the field for a couple of minutes while trainers attended to him. He eventually walked off and was replaced by Jake Marisnick with Houston trailing 6-2.