The Houston Astros Hilariously Pranked Their 5-Foot-6 Second Baseman José Altuve

Houston outfielder Jake Marisnick played a prank on teammate José Altuve, poking fun at the second baseman's (lack of) height.

José Altuve

José Altuve is one of the most lethal hitters in Major League Baseball. The Houston Astros second baseman has collected 200 hits in both of the past two seasons, putting him in elite company. But just because Altuve is a great player doesn't mean he's beyond the clubhouse teasing teammates love to dole out. Recently, Astros centerfielder Jake Marisnick decided to remind Altuve of one area of life where he falls woefully short:

Altuve is generously listed at 5-foot-6, making him one of the shortest—if not the shortest—active player in the Majors. The 6-foot-4 Marisnick decided to poke fun at Altuve's height by taping his name over a urinal clearly meant for toddlers.

Altuve's batting average was .77 points higher than Marisnick's last season, so if he wants to make things personal, he certainly has some ammo.

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