The Houston Astros have built a reputation for being one of the highest-scoring offenses in the majors over the last few years. That hasn't exactly been the case so far this season (3.63 runs per game), but the return of slugger Yordan Alvarez to the lineup could happen as soon as Monday.
Yordan Alvarez Injury Update
Alvarez was originally placed on the COVID-19 list after showing symptoms of a fever. He has missed the last four games for Houston and spent time recovering in his hotel room. After the 24-year-old rejoined the team on Saturday, all signs point to him playing the Los Angeles Angels Monday night.
Getting Alvarez back would be a huge boost for manager Dusty Baker. The four-year pro has developed into one of the most dangerous hitters in the league and posted a slash line of .277/.346/.531 in 2021. He also smacked 33 home runs and racked up 104 RBI in 144 games.
Alvarez's start to the 2022 season has left a lot to be desired with just 2 hits in 14 at-bats. However, he has yet to strike out and owns a 99.3 average exit velocity, one of the highest marks in MLB. It seems like only a matter of time before he gets back into the groove.
The Astros will look to create some space between themselves and the rest of the American League West division when they begin a three-game series against LA. For now, Houston remains one of the favorites to win the World Series with odds set at +1000, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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