A.J. Hinch and the Astros now have time on their side

Buster Olney reported on Thursday that A.J. Hinch and Jeff Luhnow will be able to return to baseball when they complete their 1-year suspensions even if baseball isn't played in 2020.

The panel from the SportsMap Roundtable share their thoughts on Olney's report, and discuss the possibility of Hinch returning to manage the Astros in 2021.

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Jose Altuve is expected to miss significant time. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images.

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was hit by a pitch during Saturday's WBC game between Venezuela and the USA, which put a scare into Astros fans, and caused him to exit the game.

Now we're hearing Altuve with have to miss some time and won't be ready to start the season.

Bob Nightengale is reporting that the pitch broke Altuve's right thumb and he is expected to miss 8–10 weeks.

The Astros have not given an official update on the specifics of the injury.

Editor's note: The Astros have now given an update on Altuve's injury. He has a fractured thumb and will have surgery soon.

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