Altuve out of All-Star Game; Giménez gets start

by Daryn Albert - Houston Astros star Jose Altuve will not play in Tuesday's All-Star Game and will be replaced by Cleveland's Andrés Giménez at second base.

Houston Astros' Jose Altuve out of All-Star Game; Cleveland Guardians' Andrés Giménez to start at 2B play Altuve exits game after being hit by opening pitch (0:23) Jose Altuve is struck in the left knee by the first pitch of the game and does not return to the game in the bottom of the inning. (0:23) 1:07 PM ET Associated Press CLEVELAND -- Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve won't play in Tuesday's All-Star Game after being hit by a pitch and will be replaced by Cleveland's Andrés Giménez , who will now start in his first appearance. Altuve was struck on the left knee leading off Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Angels . He was kept out of the lineup Friday night, and Major League Baseball announced Saturday that the eight-time All-Star will not participate in the game at Dodger Stadium. Altuve was selected as a starter in fan voting. Toronto's Santiago Espinal will replace Altuve on the American League roster. Giménez will take Altuve's spot in the starting lineup. The 23-year-old Giménez, who came to Cleveland last year as part of the trade that sent shortstop Francisco Lindor to the New York Mets , is having a standout season. He's batting .299 with 10 homers and 43 RBIs in 78 games and is playing solid defense. He has also been incredibly clutch, batting .384 with runners in scoring position.