The Houston Astros placed outfielder Yordan Alvarez on the 10-day injured list Friday due to right oblique discomfort.
Alvarez will return to Houston for further evaluation, the team announced.
He aggravated an oblique injury on his final swing in the batting cage before exiting after his lone at-bat in Houston's 3-2 setback to the host Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.
"That's a tough blow right there," Astros manager Dusty Baker said following Thursday's game. "We've just got to regroup and see how we're going to get through this."
Alvarez, 25, is hitting .272 with 17 homers and a majors-best 55 RBIs in 57 games this season.
The American League Rookie of the Year in 2019, Alvarez is batting .293 with 115 homers and 338 RBIs in 425 career games with the Astros.
--Field Level Media