Astros Activate Yordan Alvarez

Yordan Alvarez

The Houston Astros have activated designated hitter and 2019 American League Rookie of the Year Yordan Alvarez from the injured list.

Alvarez, 23, will now be set to make his 2020 season debut after an impressive rookie campaign that saw him hit 27 homer runs while posting a .313/.412/.655 batting line.

In a corresponding move, the Astros optioned right hander Nivaldo Rodrigues to the team’s alternate training site to make room on the 28-man roster for the addition of Alvarez.

The return on Alvarez is great news for an Astros team that has been hit hard with injuries this season.