Knee injury ends year for Astros’ Álvarez, 2019’s top rookie

DENVER (AP) — Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Álvarez, last season’s AL Rookie of the Year, will miss the rest of the season because of a partially torn right patellar tendon that requires surgery, manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday.

Álvarez hit 27 homers in 313 at-bats last season but appeared in just two games this year. He missed Houston’s summer camp and the first three weeks of the season while recovering from the coronavirus.

Álvarez made his season debut on Friday and homered against the Seattle Mariners. He played again Saturday but was scratched from Sunday’s lineup because of the knee injury.

Also, George Springer was back in the lineup and batting leadoff for the Astros Wednesday night against the Colorado Rockies after he was scratched Tuesday with right wrist soreness.

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