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A.J. Hinch speaks at Touchdown Club Banquet

Hinch took part in celebrating some of Houston's top talent. Jason Behnken / Getty Images

Originally appeared on Vype.com.

On Monday, the Touchdown Club of Houston hosted its sixth annual Private High School Awards Dinner at the JW Marriott near the Galleria. There were 37 finalists for five awards. Check out our interview with guest speaker AJ Hinch (2017 World Series-winning manager for the Houston Astros).

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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.

Be sure to check out the video above as we debate this hot topic!

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