Altuve is out of the lineup Saturday against the Angels due to oblique discomfort, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Altuve "felt something" in his oblique while taking a swing Friday, per Astros manager Dusty Baker. The veteran's absence Saturday is being labeled as precautionary, but this is certainly a situation worth monitoring. Mauricio Dubon will cover second base and bat leadoff versus the Angels.

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