Odor will get less slack if he struggles in the restructured season, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Odor is notorious for long stretches of futility, but Rangers manager Chris Woodward has given the second baseman the time to work through his issues. That changed last September when he was put on notice that his job was in jeopardy if he didn't change his approach. To Odor's credit, he responded with a monster finish to 2019. That hitting continued during spring training before the season was paused, but the luxury of a long leash is not something he'll have in 2020. If Odor slumps, Woodward may replace him with Nick Solak, a hitter looking for a home defensively.