Astros’ Jose Altuve gets hit by pitch during World Baseball Classic, suffers broken thumb

Houston Astros star Jose Altuve left Saturday evening’s World Baseball Basic sport after he took a pitch to the hand and the crew fears he probably broke his thumb. The crew mentioned Sunday he broke his proper thumb.Altuve, who was taking part in for Venezuela, suffered the harm within the 9-7 loss to the US. Daniel Bard threw the pitch that hit Altuve within the fifth inning. The sinker was clocked at 95.9 mph.The crew mentioned in a press release Altuve suffered a proper thumb fracture.CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Venezuela’s Jose Altuve is helped up by a coach after he was hit by a pitch throughout the fifth inning of a World Baseball Basic sport in opposition to the U.S., Saturday, March 18, 2023, in Miami. (AP Picture/Wilfredo Lee)”Astros second baseman Jose Altuve sustained a proper thumb fracture after being hit by a pitch throughout final evening’s World Baseball Basic sport. Because of the fracture, Altuve will bear surgical procedure on his proper thumb within the upcoming days,” the crew mentioned Sunday.”Following the surgical procedure, the Astros can have an replace on Altuve’s prognosis.”A Houston athletic coach instructed The Related Press after the sport there was concern Altuve might have damaged his proper thumb. Altuve instructed reporters in Spanish after the sport, “All is nice.””It did not look good,” Venezuela supervisor Omar Lopez mentioned Saturday after the sport. “It took 10 seconds for Tomas Vera, my coach, to get him out of the sport. I mentioned, `Oh, my God.’ We’ll see what occurs. I began to hope immediately for Jose, for your entire crew. That was our momentum proper right here once we took the lead. And sooner or later, the entire dugout type of died, like quiet, and we type of pushed all people to rise up and transfer on.”TEAM USA PLAYERS WATCH IN AWE AS MLB-GREAT KEN GRIFFEY JR. TAKES BATTING PRACTICE AT WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC Venezuela’s Jose Altuve is hit by a pitch throughout the fifth inning of a World Baseball Basic sport in opposition to the U.S., Saturday, March 18, 2023, in Miami.  (AP Picture/Wilfredo Lee)Lopez is the Astros’ first base coach.Altuve’s teammate Ryan Pressly, a pitcher for the U.S. crew, mentioned he was nervous for the star second baseman.”I’m fairly involved about Jose,” Pressly mentioned. “He’s an enormous a part of our lineup in Houston. Simply on prime of that, he’s an unbelievable teammate.”Altuve’s harm got here after New York Mets nearer Edwin Diaz suffered a devastating knee harm that would price him the season. Diaz was celebrating a victory. Puerto Rico pitcher Edwin Diaz will get taken off the sphere after an obvious leg harm throughout the crew celebration in opposition to Dominican Republic at LoanDepot Park. ( Sam Navarro-USA In the present day Sports activities)CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP”We all know he has hassle with command, and the very first thing that we mentioned, simply be affected person on the plate. However I by no means thought that he was going to give you a pitch inside, up and in, to Jose in that scenario,” Lopez added. “Sadly, Jose wasn’t in a position to type of acknowledge proper manner.”The Related Press contributed to this report. Ryan Gaydos is a senior editor for Fox Information Digital.