Odor went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Monday's 10-5 loss to the Yankees. Odor, who has belted 63 homers over the past two years, hit his first of the 2018 season Monday. It's been a second straight year of decline for the second baseman, who's hitting .174 with a .101 ISO through 21 games. He can fall back on the hamstring injury that cost him a month, but Odor wasn't doing much prior to his stint on the disabled list. While Odor's not the lone slumping hitter on the roster, the Rangers were hoping for a run producer in the middle of the order, not a rally killer in the lower third.
Odor is out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros. Odor went hitless and has struck out in five of his six at-bats since returning from the disabled list Friday, sinking his season line to .175/.261/.225 through 47 plate appearances. After inking a six-year contract extension last March, Odor's everyday role in the middle infield is safe, so his absence Sunday is likely due to a career 3-for-36 mark against Houston starter Dallas Keuchel. Isiah Kiner-Falefa will man second base and hit seventh in the series finale.
Odor went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Friday's 1-0 win over the Astros. Odor returned to the Rangers' lineup after missing 27 games while on the disabled list due to a hamstring injury. He jumped right back into the fire, facing Houston right-hander Justin Verlander, against whom Odor had just one hit in 19 at-bats prior to Friday. Odor told Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News that the hamstring is "100 percent" and expects no limitations going forward.
Odor (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day DL and will start against the Astros on Friday. Odor will hit seventh in the order during his first game back with Texas since April 9. The second baseman appeared in five rehab outings split between Triple-A Round Rock and Double-A Frisco, going 3-for-17 with two RBI and experiencing no issues with the hamstring. Odor doesn't typically spend much time on the bench -- he played in all 162 games last season -- but don't be surprised if manager Jeff Banister tries to find a few days off for him in the coming weeks in order to keep the 24-year-old fresh.
Odor (hamstring) will play another rehab game for Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Odor, who has been on the shelf since April 10 with a hamstring injury, has already appeared in three minor-league rehab games, going 2-for-9 with a walk and a pair of strikeouts. If he gets through Thursday's contest with no issues, the second baseman could be cleared to rejoin the Rangers on Friday. Odor was hitting just .206/.300/.265 before landing on the shelf. His return to action should push Isiah Kiner-Falefa back to a reserve role.
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