Injury Update On Houston Astros Yordan Alvarez

Houston Astros outfielder and designated hitter Yordan Alvarez has been dealing with soreness in his left hand since last season, which has prevented him from swinging a bat in spring training.

However, the team's general manager, Dana Brown, provided some optimism, stating that Alvarez is expected to resume swinging a bat "maybe by next weekend" in a team radio broadcast on Sunday.

Although the team remains hopeful that Alvarez will be ready for Opening Day, his ongoing hand issues are a cause for concern. Alvarez had soreness in both hands last season, and any setbacks during his return to swinging could potentially delay his availability for the start of the season.

Over the last two seasons, the twenty-five-year-old holds a fantastic .291/.375/.569 triple-slash line, with 70 home runs, 201 RBIs and 187 runs scored over 279 games played.

Until there is more clarity on his injury, his availability for the start of the season remains in question. Photo Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports