Jose Altuve will not return from the disabled list during Houston Astros' current home game, which means the reigning American League MVP will miss at least another four games.
Altuve is making progress in recovering from a right knee injury, but was not in full swing on Friday. The Star Second Baseman has not played since July 25th and has been in the DL since July 29th.
"I feel about the same," Altuve told reporters Friday, after the Houston Chronicle. "I do not think it will take too long, but I do not know."
Houston has two games this weekend in its four-game series with the Seattle Mariners. After a day off on Monday, the Astros host the Rockies for two games before another day on Thursday, followed by a nine-game road trip against the athletics, Mariners and Angels.
The 28-year-old Altuve plays this season with nine homers and 46 RBIs .329. Reigning World Series champion Astros struggled during his absence and went 6-7 in the 13 games he missed while scoring three or fewer runs in eight of those competitions.
"It's not easy to come here and not be in the lineup," said Altuve. "But I support my teammates, I'm just going to support them and hopefully we'll win a lot of games and see what happens."