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Stephen A. Smith and Michael Irvin discuss significance of Texans coaching news

Monday on First Take, Stephen A. Smith and Michael Irvin react to the latest news about the Texans hiring Lovie Smith as their head coach.

Many believed that Josh McCown would get the job in Houston, but Smith and Irvin believe that Brian Flores' lawsuit against the NFL caused the Texans to rethink hiring McCown, knowing that it would be a bad look for the organization. Check out the video above 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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