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José Carlos Altuve, aka José Altuve, is a famous Venezuelan professional baseball player currently serving as a second baseman for the Houston Astros in the Major League Baseball ( MLB).
He was first signed by the Astros as a free agent in 2007 and later made his debut in the Major League Baseball in 2011.
This right-handed batsman and thrower tend to be the shortest active MLB player in 2017.
|6th May, 1990
|31 years old (2021)
|Lastenia Linares, Carlos Altuve
|5 feet 6inches
|Melanie A. Altuve
|$20 million dollars
Early Life and Family Background of José Altuve
José Altuve is a famous and talented baseball player, who has shared fame as a Venezuelan baseball player to a world-class baseball player in a short period of time. Jose was born on 6th May 1990 with a height of 5 feet 6 inches only.
Currently, José Altuve is 31 years old with the zodiac sign Taurus.
José was born in Maracay, Venezuela, and raised in Venezuela. His parents and paternal grandparents raised him alongside his siblings. Being born and raised in a very friendly and approachable atmosphere with his loved ones, José grew up bonding well with every one of them. As a result, he is still very close to them.
With that, he holds a Venezuelan citizenship card and follows the Christianity religion.
Being a graceful, delighted, and bullheaded person from his early days, José is also a good listener and speaker at the very same time. In addition, he is intelligent, dependable, and dedicated personality is something that people love about him.
Concerning his academic journey, he completed his academic courses from the local institutes of his hometown, Maracay.
Along with being exceptionally good at sports and additional categorized activities from his early days, José was good at studies too. As he was one of the brightest students in his class, he actively took part in academic and non-academic aspects.
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Carrer of José Altuve
José started his official baseball career in Minor Leagues when he was just 16 years old by attending a Houston Astros tryout camp in his hometown Maracay.
Though the team initially rejected him as he was short in height, the next day, after motivation from his parents, Altuve gave his best and impressed the official team members there and was hired by them as a free agent on 6th March 2007.
The 2007 season, which was the debut season for Altuve was turned out to be a successful one too, as he made a hit of 343.
José was promoted to major leagues for the first time by Houston Astros on 19th July of 2011. In addition, he was successful in being named as the second baseman on Baseball America’s 2011 Minor League All-star team.
Altuve was facing against New York Mets Reliever Jon Rauch, one of the tallest players of Major League Baseball with a height of 6 feet 11 inches.
He signed Four years baseball contract of 12.5 million dollars extension, which included two club options in total.
Recently, José gave a walk-off grand slam against Texas Rangers on 15th June of 2021.
Altuve has won many awards in his baseball career, including American League Championship Series Most Valuable Player, American League Most Valuable Player in 2017, and Babe Ruth Award in the year 2017.
He has also won Hank Aaron Award in 2017 and MLB Player of the Month in 2016 and 2017.
Relationship Status of José Altuve
Altuve is a committed man. He tied knots with Nina Altuve a long time back. They gave birth to a baby girl on 1st November of 2016. Nina is currently 29 years old, and her birth sign is Aquarius. Jose and Nina’s baby girl’s name is Melanie A. Altuve.
Rumors and Controversies about José Altuve
José has not been part of any rumors or controversies yet.
Social Media of José Altuve
José is verified on both Instagram and Twitter, with 1.4 million followers on Instagram and 229 thousand followers on Twitter. José often posts content related to his professional career and personal life on his social media accounts. His tweets and retweets are fun to read.
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Net Worth of José Altuve
With an estimated net worth of 20 million dollars, Jose enjoys his lavish lifestyle. He usually spends time with his loved ones in lavish and expensive places.