Jose Altuve

Jose Altuve

Height/Weight: 5' 6"/166 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: R
Date of birth: Maracay, Venezuela
Draft: Undrafted
  • AFP

    MLB season begins with new rules and familiar contenders

    Rule changes aimed at speeding up the pace of games and familiar contenders powered by top stars will highlight Thursday's start of the 2023 Major League Baseball season.The San Diego Padres added Xander Bogaerts to a lineup boasting star sluggers Fernando Tatis, Juan Soto and Manny Machado and are expected to be a top contender in the National League along with the 2020 champion Los Angeles Dodgers and 2021 champion Atlanta Braves.

  • Associated Press

    MLB 2023: New rules, big money Mets, Ohtani's walk year

    Baseball has transformed in the 145 days since Dusty Baker and the Houston Astros sealed the franchise's second title in six seasons. As New York Mets owner Steve Cohen dominated an offseason that saw billions spent, the sport braced for a new world that includes pitch clocks, bigger bases, limits on defensive shifts and pickoff throws, and an overarching attempt to reverse decades of lengthening games and the Analytics Era domination of the Three True Outcomes — strikeouts, walks and home runs. “Late-inning relievers more than anyone will have to figure some things out and make some adjustments,” Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said.