ASTROS MOVES

These critical Astros roster moves are expected, if not imminent

While the Houston Astros continue to be one of the best teams in MLB, they are staring down some important, if not controversial roster moves. With the imminent return of Jake Meyers, the team has some challenging decisions on what to do with outfielders Chas McCormick and Jose Siri. ESPN Houston's Joel Blank and Jeremy Branham discuss this in the above video, as well as what to do with Alex Bregman who has struggled with batting average and power this season.

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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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