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Jose Altuve absent from Astros' lineup Sunday afternoon

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is not starting in Sunday afternoon's series finale versus right-hander Jakob Junis and the Kansas City Royals.

What It Means:

It looks like a maintenance day for Altuve, who went 0-for-5 with a strikeout on Saturday in a win over the Royals. Aledmys Diaz is covering second base for the Astros.

Altuve is averaging 12.6 FanDuel points in 114 games for the Astros this season.