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Astros’ Yordan Alvarez out for the season, Baker says

Yordan Alvarez hits a three-run home run against the New York Yankees during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium on June 22, 2019, in the Bronx borough of New York City.
Yordan Alvarez hits a three-run home run against the New York Yankees during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium on June 22, 2019, in the Bronx borough of New York City.

HOUSTON – Houston Astros outfielder Yordan Alvarez is out for the remainder of the already shortened season, manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday.

“He’s going to undergo surgery next week to correct a partial tear in his patellar tendon,” said Baker. “He’s expected to make a full recovery and he’s out the rest of the year.”

Alvarez was placed on the IL earlier this year because of a positive COVID-19 test, which caused him to miss the beginning of the season. The designated hitter played two games before he had knee trouble and was again placed on the injured list. Alvarez hit a home run in his first at-bat in the 2020 season.

Alvarez was named the American League Rookie of the Year in 2019, hitting .313 with 27 home runs in just 87 regular season games. Alvarez finished the 2020 season 2-for-8 with one home run and four RBI in two games.

This developing story will be updated.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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