How Astros wild circumstances just painted Dusty Baker into unexpected corner

If there's one thing we know about Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker, it's that he likes to rely on his veteran players to get the job done. So much so, that perhaps he's been playing his older players like Jose Abreu too much, causing them to look sluggish and now injured in Jose's case.

Now the table is set for Jon Singleton to prove to Houston's manager that he can be relied on even when Abreu returns from injury. Whether Baker likes it or not, he's going to see what it looks like to have Singleton in the heart of the lineup instead of Abreu.

And based on Abreu's lingering back issue at age 36, this is the perfect opportunity to keep him fresh and keep Singleton sharp with regular at-bats. But will Dusty actually do it, or will he continue to run Abreu into the ground?

Be sure to watch the video above as we take the Singleton conversation to the next level.

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