Astros star Altuve placed on IL

The Houston Astros are losing their MVP again, with Jose Altuve heading to the injured list.

Manager A.J. Hinch told reporters on Saturday that Altuve will go on the injured list after sustaining a hamstring injury in Friday's game against the Texas Rangers.

The Astros called up top prospect Corbin Martin in a corresponding move.

"I think we are all trying to be careful for this," Altuve said, via the Houston Chronicle.

"It can take one day or 10 days, we don't know, so I guess we [made] the right decision."

Because Altuve has been put on the injured list, Houston do not have to send anyone to the minors as Martin is on both the team's 40-man, and 25-man rosters.

Martin will take Collin McHugh's spot in the starting rotation and make his MLB debut on Sunday.

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