Odor went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's spring game against the Rockies.
Odor continues to mash in the Cactus League, batting .368 with four extra-base hits and a team-high nine RBI. The strong September finish in 2019 has carried over to 2020. His 20 spring plate appearances are among the team leaders, which is odd for an established player at this time of training camp, but it indicates the Rangers are serious to have him establish a consistent plate approach after he batted just .205 last season. It was his second time in three seasons with an average just above the Mendoza Line (.200).
Odor went 3-for-3 with a home run, a double and four RBI in Thursday's win over the Cubs.
Odor is off to a flying start this spring, going 5-for-9 with six RBI in three spring games. The Rangers' second baseman feels the work he put in at the end of last season and during the offseason has continued to pay off in spring training. Odor, who teetered on losing his full-time job at times in 2019, posted a .984 OPS with nine home runs in 24 games during September last year. Still, the Rangers have seen similar bursts out of Odor, and they have not sustained over longer stretches.
Odor went 2-for-4 with a grand slam, a two-RBI double, a stolen base and a walk in Saturday's 9-4 win over the Yankees.
Odor recorded both his 30th homer and 30th double of the season, and drove in six of the Rangers' nine runs in the game. The second baseman is slashing only .204/.281/.439 this year, but he's tallied a career-high 93 RBI and added 76 runs scored while stealing 11 bases in 20 tries.
Odor went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Thursday against the Red Sox.
Odor capped off the Rangers' rally Thursday with a solo home run in the seventh inning, his 29th long ball of the season. While still striking out at a 30.6 percent rate, Odor now has a .231 ISO to match his career-best mark from the 2016 campaign. He's flashed plenty of power of late, recording five extra-base hits across his last 10 starts.
Odor went 1-for-3 with a home run, three RBI, two walks and a second run scored in Tuesday's 12-10 loss to the Red Sox.
Odor popped his 28th homer during a game in which the Rangers played catch-up all night after going down by four runs in the top of the first inning. The second baseman, who continues to flirt with a .200 batting average, has picked the right time for his best hitting month. Odor's .954 OPS during September qualifies as a high-water mark for him this season and leaves a positive impression as the Rangers evaluate him for an everyday job in 2020.
Odor went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, a pair of runs scored and a double in Saturday's 8-6 loss to the Athletics.
Odor opened the scoring with his homer off Athletics starter Mike Fiers in the second inning. He later got aboard with a double in the eighth and scored on a Jose Trevino sacrifice fly for the final run of the game. The second baseman is hitting .333 (15-for-45) with six homers, 13 RBI and 11 runs scored in 12 games in September. It's a big improvement over his season line of .207/.284/.438 with 27 homers, 81 RBI and 70 runs scored in 133 games.
Odor went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in Wednesday's 10-9 win over the Rays.
Odor's three-run bomb in the eighth inning gave the Rangers a lead they would not relinquish. Odor, whose starting job next season is on the line this month, has hit like someone who wants to remain the starter at second base. He's hitting .325 with four home runs, 11 RBI and eight runs scored over his last 11 games.
Odor went hitless in two at-bats but walked twice and stole two bases Tuesday in the Rangers' 5-3 loss to the Rays in 11 innings.
The pair of steals brings Odor's total up to 10 for the season, marking the fourth straight year in which he's hit double figures in the category. Odor's running hasn't come with much efficiency -- he's been thrown out eight times -- but his contributions in that area have been welcome with stolen bases becoming more and more rare in today's game.
Odor went 2-for-5 with a home run and a second run scored in Sunday's 10-4 win over the Orioles.
Odor may be sad to leave Baltimore after the struggling hitter went 7-for-13 with three doubles, two home runs, four RBI and four runs scored over the final three games of the four-game series. Since the Rangers began floating news that Odor's full-time spot in next season's starting lineup was in jeopardy, he's gone 10-for-27 (.370) with seven extra-base hits and seven RBI over the last seven games. Of course, one week does not counter a season-long slump, particularly when five of those seven games have come against teams ranked 27th (Seattle, 5.15 ERA) and 30th (Baltimore, 5.76) in team ERA.
Odor went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a homer, three RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Orioles.
Odor capped off a six-run first inning with a three-run shot off Aaron Brooks. Manager Chris Woodward recently made it clear that Odor would have to show improvement with his approach in order to secure an everyday job for 2020. Odor has responded well so far, going 8-for-22 with six extra-base hits and five strikeouts in his first six games of September.
Odor went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Yankees.
Despite the fact that the Yankees were using a bullpen day instead of a traditional starter, they still took a shutout into the ninth inning until Odor spoiled it. It was the 25-year-old's first long ball since Aug. 12, and his .113/.232/.155 slash line in the 21 games between homers goes a long way toward explaining why Odor isn't guaranteed a starting job in 2020.
Odor is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Yankees.
Odor is auditioning for his role as a member of the Rangers' future starting lineup, as the team has gotten frustrated with his approach. Barring an excellent September, he'll finish with an on-base percentage below .300 for the fourth time in his six-year career. He won't get the chance to show any improvement Tuesday, as Logan Forsythe will get the start at second base.
Odor will have the month of September to improve his approach at the plate or he risks losing an everyday job next season, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Odor went hitless in three at-bats Thursday, running his streak of futility to 28 at-bats without a hit. "He's got to show some improvement. I need to see it every day, every pitch," said manager Chris Woodward after the game. "Honestly, he's got a month left to kind of show us that he can play on an everyday basis, that he can handle the quality of an at-bat every single game." Odor has always been a streaky hitter, but he's had only one prolonged stretch of good hitting in 2019, which quickly faded. He's now hitting .193 with a .270 on-base percentage, and both marks are the lowest in the majors among qualified batters. The Rangers have been giving Nick Solak an everyday look, and he could supplant Odor as the starter at second base in 2020.
Odor is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Angels.
Odor has just two hits in his past 10 appearances (36 at-bats), so he'll give way to Nick Solak at second base against lefty Patrick Sandoval. The infielder could continue to cede starts to Solak down the stretch if his offensive struggles continue.
Odor's continued struggles at the plate could lead to his starting spot at second base being opened up to competition next season, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
The Rangers have stood by Odor during a season in which his batting average has plummeted and his strikeout rate spiked. With three years and $35 million left on Odor's contract, the organization has worked to make adjustments to his swing and improve pitch recognition, but Odor continues to chase balls outside the zone, particularly the high fastball. "The contract aside, he has talent and has demonstrated that it plays at this level," general manager Jon Daniels said. "But we are entering a period where we have some guys who overlap from a positional standpoint. That's just a reality. It's not intended to be a motivator or a punishment. It's just where we are. We expect to have more competition at several positions." Odor could face challenges from Nick Solak or Danny Santana in 2020.
Odor is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Angels.
Odor will head to the bench for just the second time since the All-Star break as rookie Nick Solak, who was summoned from the minors earlier in the week, picks up a start at the keystone in his stead. Seeing as Odor is hitting just .179 through 19 games this month, he may continue to lose out on some starts to Solak down the stretch.
Odor went 0-for-3 with a walk and three strikeouts Tuesday in the Rangers' 3-0 loss to the Blue Jays.
After posting a .994 OPS over his first 20 games out of the All-Star break, Odor looked poised to deliver another big second half to salvage an otherwise disappointing campaign. The second baseman could still rally over the final month and a half to improve his sickly .206/.279/.437 season-long batting line, but he's beginning to slump again since the calendar flipped to August. He'll head into Wednesday's series finale in Toronto with just four hits and a 7:13 BB:K in 29 at-bats over his past nine contests.
Odor went 2-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Saturday's 5-4 extra-inning win over the Tigers.
The second baseman got to play hero in this one, as he walked it off in the 10th inning with his 20th homer of the year. Odor has been raking lately, hitting .381 (16-for-42) over his last 11 games with six long balls and 13 RBI, but that hot streak has still only elevated his slash line on the season to .212/.277/.451.
Odor batted second in the order and went 1-for-5 in Friday's 5-2 win over the Athletics.
Odor opened the season as the No. 2 hitter but was dropped to the lower third in early May with a .122 batting average. He's had a renaissance since the All-Star break, posting a slash line of .265/.280/.633 in the 13 games leading up to Friday's game.
Odor went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Mariners.
Odor had a two-homer effort Tuesday and and will leave Seattle having hit a home run in all three contests. The 25-year-old has a .971 OPS in 12 games since the All-Star break, but his 35.6 percent strikeout rate in that stretch indicates it's likely unsustainable.
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