ASTROS ROSTER MOVES

3 factors will pressure Astros next big move

After faltering on the road against the Texas Rangers, the Houston Astros look to regroup against a murder's row of opponents at home. ESPN Houston's Charlie Pallilo tells us how he thinks the Astros will navigate their unreliable bullpen and when the team will feel pressured to make a trade (or other roster moves) to fortify their pitching staff.

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After Yordan Alvarez suffered an injury on Thursday from colliding into Jeremy Peña in short left field, many fans and media are questioning whether Alvarez should DH exclusively to keep injuries like this from happening.

While this may prevent injuries from happening in left field, there are numerous ways of getting hurt, such as running the bases, and we saw Alvarez miss some time recently with a hand injury from swinging the bat.

Plus, playing Yordan in left where he's at least an average outfielder, allows veterans like Michael Brantley and Jose Altuve to slide in the DH spot to get some much-needed rest over the course of the season. And there's an argument being made that Yordan is better at the plate when he's playing the field.

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