Astros on verge of critical answers to pressing questions

With the imminent returns of both Framber Valdez and Jake Odorizzi, combined with a tough schedule of games over the next week, ESPN Houston's John Granato and Lance Zierlein discuss what we can expect to learn about the Astros in the very near future, and how much Ryan Pressly's sore neck could impact Cristian Javier and his new role in the bullpen.

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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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