Jose Altuve has always trusted former teammate Marwin Gonzalez to break in his gloves just right. He has said he doesn’t break them in at all, just hands them off to Marwin, who then forms the glove and gives it back to Altuve.
In 2019, this trust in Marwin (now with the Twins) hit another level as Altuve is now wearing Marwin’s glove! Altuve’s 2019 game glove is a custom A2000 1786 11.5″ pattern, the standard MLB glove for a second baseman.
The glove even has Marwin’s name on the thumb and his children’s names embroidered on the ring finger, so Jose’s got the whole fam with him in the field.