Former MLB pitcher Rob Dibble took to twitter to comment on Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred’s press conference before Tuesday’s All-Star game in San Diego and decided to imply that Houston Astros shortstop Jose Altuve may have found power this season based on performance enhancing drugs, or modifications to baseballs.
The stats are not incorrect from Dibble. Altuve hit a total of 20 home runs in his first four seasons with the Astros from 2011-2014. In 2015 Altuve hit 15 home runs, 8 more than his previous high. In 2016 Altuve does in fact have 14 home runs in 89 games. Altuve is also just 26 years old, and entering his prime as a hitter.
Dibble responded to a few of the people coming back at him after the tweet.
Jose Altuve has never tested positive for a banned substance in his career and Dibble returned to twitter to try and say he never linked Altuve to PEDs.
“Astrolls” is not very original though.