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Astros’ Alvarez to undergo surgery, out for season

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Houston Astros’ Yordan Alvarez watches his three-run home run against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez is going to undergo surgery next week to repair a partial tear of patella tendon in right knee and is out for the year, manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday.

Alvarez had been placed on the injured list Tuesday, just a few days after making his season debut.

He had an MRI on Monday after experiencing discomfort in his right knee. He had missed two games because of the injury.

Alvarez made his season debut Friday after being activated from the injured list and was hitting .250 with a home run and four RBIs in two games.

He had been on the IL because of a positive COVID-19 test before summer camp.

Alvarez, 23, batted .313 with 27 home runs and 78 RBIs last season en route to Rookie of the Year honors.

— Information from ESPN was used in this report.

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