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Sportswriters, prepare your cliches

With David Eckstein not in the Majors this season, baseball has been sorely lacking a sub-5-foot-8 middle infielder with a little speed and lots of grit/guts/hardworkitude/winnability.

Welcome, Jose Altuve.

The Astros' new second baseman, who went 2-for-3 in the Futures Game just last week, should fill Eckstein's [insert cliche] shoes to perfection.