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Why now's the time for Houston Astros to make lineup changes

Is it time for Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker to make changes to his lineup with the Astros offense continuing to underperform? ESPN Houston's Jake Asman, Cody Stoots, and Brad Kellner discuss on The Wheelhouse.

Plus, Brad Kellner makes the case that Dusty is the one in charge of the lineup decisions, believing the Astros front office would not be so keen on some of Dusty's head-scratching lineups.

Check out the video to learn more!

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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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