Astros Slugger Yordan Alvarez Battling Ailment During ALCS Against Rangers

         

Summary: Houston Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez is facing an undisclosed ailment as the team competes against the Texas Rangers in the AL Championship Series, according to a source. Manager Dusty Baker provided limited information about Alvarez’s health.

Houston Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez is reportedly dealing with an undisclosed ailment as the team faces off against the Texas Rangers in the AL Championship Series. A source familiar with Alvarez’s condition revealed the news to the Associated Press. Manager Dusty Baker was asked about Alvarez’s health prior to Game 2 of the series and offered a vague response, stating that he is ‘fine’ and ‘better today than he was yesterday.’ The extent and nature of Alvarez’s ailment remain unclear.

During Game 1 of the series, Alvarez was noticeably absent from the field for introductions and the national anthem. In that game, he struggled at the plate, going 0 for 4 with three strikeouts in a 2-0 loss. His performance in the previous Division Series was exemplary, hitting .438 with four home runs and six RBIs. It is uncertain how Alvarez’s ailment will affect his availability and performance in the remainder of the ALCS.

Manager Dusty Baker acknowledged that people often have to work even when they aren’t feeling well, emphasizing the importance of responsibility. The 74-year-old manager referred to his own upbringing and how he witnessed his father never take a sick day, even when he was likely unwell. However, the specific details about Alvarez’s condition and whether or not he will be able to continue playing in the series remains uncertain.

Tags: Houston Astros, Yordan Alvarez, AL Championship Series, Texas Rangers, illness, Dusty Baker

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