Jose Altuve of Houston is returning from a knee injury and is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with the Class AAA Fresno Grizzlies, who are playing the Rainiers in Tacoma on Sunday. Altuve is expected to get “three or four at-bats,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said.

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The first batter for Fresno in Sunday’s Pacific Coast League game against the host Tacoma Rainiers is likely to be reigning AL MVP Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros.

Altuve, recovering from a knee injury, is beginning a rehab assignment with the Class AAA Grizzlies. He will lead off and receive “three or four at-bats” in Tacoma, Astros manager A.J. Hinch told the Houston Chronicle.

Fresno won Saturday’s game 3-1.

At Tri-City 2, Everett 1

Connor Kopach’s RBI single in the first was one of a mere three hits for the AquaSox in a Northwest League loss to the Dust Devils.