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Law: Michael Brantley, Wilson Ramos fill needs for Astros, Mets

The Astros may primarily use Michael Brantley as their DH in 2019. Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire

The Houston Astros were essentially short one everyday player heading into 2019, with no incumbent in left field or at designated hitter, but has top prospect Kyle Tucker ready to step into a major league role right now -- preferably one that takes advantage of his defensive abilities. Houston's two-year deal with Michael Brantley could complicate them, or precipitate another deal, but if not, he's a solid addition to their lineup as a primary DH who can spot the Astros in left and allow them to shift other players around to get any of the three outfielders a day off.