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José Carlos Altuve is a Venezuelan professional baseball second baseman for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Astros signed Altuve as an amateur free agent in 2007, and he made his major league debut in 2011. A right-handed batter and thrower, as of 2017 he was the shortest active MLB player at 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m). His listed weight is 165 pounds (75 kg). From 2014 to 2017, Altuve recorded at least 200 hits each season and led the American League (AL) in the category. He won three batting championships in that span.
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Manager Dusty Baker's gamble pays off, Astros stave off elimination with 4-3 win over Rays in ALCS Game 4Jose Altuve hit a solo homer in the 1st inning, George Springer hit the go-ahead two-run homer in the 5th to lead the Astros over the Rays in Game 4.
Rays' defense shines – while Jose Altuve makes another costly error – as Tampa Bay takes 3-0 ALCS leadThe Tampa Bay Rays are one win away from the World Series after taking Game 3 of the ALCS against the Houston Astros.
Cheated out of an MVP and a pennant, Aaron Judge sounds off on Astros: 'Sick to my stomach'Aaron Judge finished runner up to Jose Altuve in 2017 AL MVP voting and the Yankees lost to the Astros in the ALCS that year.
Astros stars Alex Bregman, Jose Altuve apologize for sign-stealing scandal: 'Sorry about the choices made'Owner Jim Crane and the Houston Astros addressed the 2017 sign stealing scandal on the first day of spring training.
MLB agent Scott Boras says Astros players don't have to apologize: 'A false incrimination'High-powered MLB agent Scott Boras, who represents Jose Altuve, said players shouldn't have to apologize for the electronic sign-stealing scandal.
Kansas City Royals' Whit Merrifield on missing 2018 All-Star Game: 'Jose Altuve took my spot'Add Whit Merrifield to the list of MLB players upset with the Houston Astros for their electronic sign stealing operation.
Astros' Jose Altuve on Jeff Luhnow, AJ Hinch losing their jobs: 'I feel bad for them'Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve calls allegation players wore buzzer "ridiculous" and says, "We're going to be in the World Series again."
Simulated World Series: Jose Altuve the difference in Game 4 thrillerJose Altuve's three hits and three RBI lead the Houston Astros past the Washington Nationals 5-3 in Game 4 of USA TODAY's Simulated World Series.
Girl battling cancer meets Jose Altuve ahead of World Series"Abigail was so excited to have been given this opportunity to. She even asked him is he could hit a home run for her," her father wrote on Facebook
The disgraceful moment LeBron James would rather forgetJose Altuve stands tall, LeBron James has a moment he'd rather forget and Bryce Harper is *totally* not upset about the Nationals' run to the World Series. These are the stories of the week:
'Everything that's right about the Astros': Great as ever, Jose Altuve wins AL pennant for HoustonThe 2017 AL MVP came through with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth to clinch the best-of-seven series and send Houston to the World Series.
Jose Altuve's walk-off home run sends Astros back to World SeriesHouston beat New York in six games to reach the World Series for the second time in three years, where they'll play the Washington Nationals.
Astros with 2 in 11th beat Texas 7-6, avoid 3rd loss in rowSpringer scores go-ahead run from first on Altuve's two-out double in 11th inning and Astros beat Rangers 7-6
Altuve, Alvarez HR as Astros halt Yanks to end 7-game slideJose Altuve hit a leadoff homer, rookie Yordan Alvarez connected again and the Houston Astros beat the streaking New York Yankees 9-4 to end a season-high seven-game skid