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Myndi Luevano: What's it going to take for the Astros to repeat?

The Astros are off to a good start after winning their opening series against the Rangers. Courtesy photo

It has been a long wait, but the Astros are finally back at Minute Maid to play their home opener against the Orioles. Houston has plenty of talent to win it all again, but they're still willing to try new things to gain a competitive edge. Whether it's shaking up their infield and outfield shifts, or adding a flame-throwing pitcher like Gerrit Cole, the Astros are being aggressive in their attempt to win back-to-back titles.

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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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