|Mar. 19 9:19 PM PT10:19 PM MT11:19 PM CT12:19 AM ET0:19 ET4:19 GMT12:19 9:19 PM MST11:19 PM EST10:19 PM CST11:49 PM VEN8:19 UAE10:19 PM CT-Altuve has a broken right thumb and needs surgery after getting hurt in Venezuela’s 9-7 quarterfinal loss to the United States at the World Baseball Classic. The Astros said Sunday they will announce a prognosis for the second baseman after the operation.
Analysis: Altuve left Saturday's game against the United States in the fifth inning after being hit on the hand by a Daniel Bard fastball. Utilityman Mauricio Dubon, who batted .208 in 83 games with Houston last season, is expected to move into the lineup to replace the eight-time All-Star.