The Houston Astros activated second baseman Jose Altuve from the injured list, and he'll play Wednesday afternoon when the Astros meet the Cincinnati Reds.
Altuve, a six-time All-Star and the National League MVP in 2017, will play second base and bat third. He has been out since sustaining a left hamstring strain on May 10.
In a corresponding move, the Astros optioned left-hander Cionel Perez to Triple-A Round Rock.
"It's been forever, but at the same time, it's helped me a lot that the guys have been playing so good and winning a lot of games," Altuve said. "It makes me feel better about not playing."
The Astros lead the American League West by 8 1/2 games over the Texas Rangers. They were 24-11 in Altuve's absence.
Before going on the injured list, Altuve was hitting .243 with nine home runs and 21 RBIs in 39 games.
--Field Level Media