He came back for one start on May 20 and this was just the second appearance he has made since his return.
Hinch said Altuve will start a rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday where he will play at least a couple games.
The fear from fans was that Price was still feeling some effects from a balky elbow.
Price (2-2, 3.29 ERA) returned from a stint on the injured list due to elbow issues to defeat Toronto on Monday.
"He's been battling the flu for four days", Cora said during an in-game interview with FOX broadcasters, according to MassLive's Chris Cotillo.
Houston took a 2-0 lead in the sixth when Josh Reddick and Tyler White notched run-scoring singles in succession against Red Sox relievers Travis Lakins and Heath Hembree, with White delivering a flare to shallow center field that just eluded the pursuing Chavis and scored Yuli Gurriel from third.
Springer, who is batting.308 this season with an AL-leading 17 home runs and 43 RBIs, suffered the injury trying to make a sliding catch on a foul ball in the eighth inning of Friday's game against the Red Sox. They're now 5.5 games behind the New York Yankees in the American League East.
Cora was asked by reporters whether he would have still started Price on Saturday knowing what he knows today.
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