We now officially know Deshaun Watson's stance on the Texans

Now it's a waiting game.Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

Adam Schefter is reporting that Deshaun Watson has officially requested a trade and no longer wants to play for the Texans. According to Schefter, the request happened weeks ago and the coaching hire isn't a factor in his decision. It's no surprise to learn that Watson hasn't spoken with GM Nick Caserio or Jack Easterby.

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Jose Altuve is expected to miss significant time. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images.

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was hit by a pitch during Saturday's WBC game between Venezuela and the USA, which put a scare into Astros fans, and caused him to exit the game.

Now we're hearing Altuve with have to miss some time and won't be ready to start the season.

Bob Nightengale is reporting that the pitch broke Altuve's right thumb and he is expected to miss 8–10 weeks.

The Astros have not given an official update on the specifics of the injury.

Editor's note: The Astros have now given an update on Altuve's injury. He has a fractured thumb and will have surgery soon.

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