Jose Altuve has not played a single game of baseball in 2023 for the Houston Astros after he fractured his right thumb in the World Baseball Classic and had surgery to repair the injury March 22.
Despite him not playing, Altuve has been with the team every step fo the way and that inlcudes on opening day.
While he was in the dugout, a couple of men took that opportunity to invade his space and break into his home. Thieves stole $1 million worth of jewelry during the Astros’ opening day game on March 30.
Houston police have since arrested four men in connection with the heist, with one of them appearing in court on Friday.
Per the Houston Chronicle’s Nicole Hensley, Altuve forgot to set his home security alarm before leaving for Minute Maid Park, and once he got home, he discovered that a potted plant on his back patio had been moved.
Authorities found that a handful of watches and numerous pieces of gold jewelry were missing from Altuve’s home, according to the Chronicle’s Hensley.
Surveillance footage from a neighbor’s home showed two men climbing a fence surroudning his home and entering the property. Patrick Maxey, one of the defendants in the alleged jewelry heist, has been in custody since mid-April.
Judge Katherine Thomas set Maxey’s bail at $200,000.
In the meantime, Altuve resumed some baseball activities this week, but there still isn’t a timetable for when Houston’s star second baseman will return to the team.
This is the longest the eight-time All-Star and the 2017 American League MVP has ever been sidelined.
Mauricio Dubón has filled in nicely as he recently had a career-long 20-game hitting streak.
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