INJURY UPDATE

Houston Astros hope to get good news about Jose Altuve soon

Jose Altuve strained his hamstring on Monday night. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve suffered a hamstring injury on Monday night running to first base. Dusty Baker said Altuve is day-to-day with a hamstring strain, and the team hopes to have more information when Baker speaks with the media this afternoon. Baker also said they may have gotten lucky, with Altuve pulling up before the injury became more serious.

After the game, Altuve spoke with the media and said he was feeling a little better than he anticipated and hopes to get good news after more tests are run. Altuve also said he had a similar injury in 2019.

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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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