Why Astros’ Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa are skipping 2021 MLB All-Star Game

0
Loading...

The Astros had four players selected for the 2021 MLB All-Star Game, but two of those four will not participate in the event.

Second baseman Jose Altuve and shortstop Carlos Correa both confirmed Thursday that they would be skipping the July 13 game in Denver.

Neither player was voted to the American League’s starting lineup — Marcus Semien (Blue Jays) and Xander Bogaerts (Red Sox) will man second and short, respectively — but they said that didn’t have anything to do with their decisions.

Loading...

So, why are Altuve and Correa skipping the All-Star Game? They explained their reasoning to reporters Thursday.

MORE: Five soon-to-be ex-Cubs and where they might be dealt

Why isn’t Jose Altuve playing in the All-Star Game?

Altuve said he isn’t participating in the All-Star Game because he is dealing with a minor leg injury. He wants to get four days of rest before the second half of the season begins.

Loading...

“I really think I need those four days to get everything right on my leg and be healthy for the second half, because I feel like the team needs me 100 percent,” Altuve said, per MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart.

Altuve’s selection was the seventh of his career, which tied him with Craig Biggio for the most by any player in Astros history. He was not named an All-Star in 2019 or 2020.

Loading...

Altuve has played in 75 of the Astros’ first 89 games this season and has posted a slash line of .282/.366/.502 with 19 home runs.

MORE: Why Jacob deGrom isn’t participating in the All-Star Game

Why isn’t Carlos Correa playing in the All-Star Game?

Correa spoke about his desire to remain home with his pregnant wife during a rare break in the baseball season.

Loading...

“Baseball is really important to me, but family will always come first,” Correa said. “I’m grateful for everybody that voted for me to be in the All-Star Game. Baseball means the world to me, but I want to be with my family this time, especially with my wife, spending this time with her. It’s our first child, so I need that time.”

Correa said that he didn’t take the decision lightly but determined that staying home was best for him.

Loading...

“It’s a tough decision,” he said. “People voted for me to be in it. People want to see me play in it, but we’ve been trying now for a long time to have our first child, and now that it’s finally there in her belly, I want to be able to spend those days with her.”

Correa’s selection was the second of his career. He has played in 82 games this season and has posted a .288/.385/.510 slash line with 16 home runs.

Loading...

Stay connected with us on social media platform for instant update click here to join our  Twitter, & Facebook

We are now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@TechiUpdate) and stay updated with the latest Technology headlines.

Loading...

For all the latest Sports News Click Here 

 For the latest news and updates, follow us on Google News

Read original article here

Loading...
Denial of responsibility! TechAzi is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More