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Houston Astros shortstop Yordan Alvarez has been released from the hospital after struggling with shortness of breath past the game’s end

The club announces that their test results came back normal



Friday after being taken there during Houston’s game against the Braves with chest pains.

A 6-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves ended when Alvarez left his at-bat in the bottom of the fifth inning because he was having trouble breathing. Dusty Baker, the team’s manager, said after the game that Alvarez was checked out at a local hospital and was found to have stable vital signs. In addition, Baker speculated that the smoke from the fireworks might have contributed to Alvarez’s difficulty breathing.

The team announced on Saturday that Alvarez had been released from the hospital after a series of tests showed no serious issues. On Saturday, just before the start of game two of the 2021 World Series rematch, Alvarez was present at Truist Park. The results of his upcoming exams will probably tell us how soon we can expect to see him back in action.

Alvarez, who is only 25 years old, has been instrumental to the Astros’ success this year. Over the course of 103 games, he has hit 31 home runs for a slash line of.295/.400/.612 (185 OPS+). With a 4.9 WAR, Alvarez is currently in third place among American League position players and is a strong candidate for AL Most Valuable Player.