Rougned Odor RUMORS & NEWS

  • Odor 'not going to forget' fateful series-ending misplay

    The Globe and Mail "Long after the Toronto Blue Jays had eliminated his Texas Rangers on Sunday night, Rougned Odor emerged reluctantly from a back room of the visitor’s clubhouse to face the media. In that moment, he looked not at all like the fiery second baseman who had earlier this season slugged Jose Bautista in..." October 10

  • No reason to believe Rougned Odor can’t sustain his success

    Today's Knuckleball "On May 15, Rougned Odor punched Jose Bautista in the face in retaliation for a hard slide. Before the incident, “Rougie,” as he’s called, was well-known to Texas Rangers fans, and somewhat known to American League West fans, but his profile was raised by the constant repeating of Vines, the..." September 15

  • Kipnis jokingly gets ready to fight Odor after hard slide

    Deadspin "Jason Kipnis turned a nice little double play for the Indians this evening, which started with tagging out a quickly approaching Rougned Odor. Kipnis got the forceout, made the throw under pressure, then came up ready to scrap with the known punch enthusiast. Well, not really." August 26

  • Odor talks on hold with Rangers after ‘Polanco’ offer

    Today's Knuckleball "Contract talks with Rougned Odor broke off, at least for today, after the Texas Rangers basically offered the second baseman the Gregory Polanco deal, or about $35 million over six years, plus two option years. Odor and Polanco have the same agent – Beverly Hills Sports Council – but Polanco’s..." July 14

  • Rapper uses Odor's punch as cover photo in Drake diss track

    The Score "Baseball rivalries are apparently the hottest way to hype up a rap feud. Early Wednesday morning, Slaughterhouse rapper Joe Budden released a diss track aimed at Toronto artist Drake titled "Wake," but Budden took it a step further by using Rougned Odor's infamous punch to the face of Jose..." July 06

  • Odor: 'Perhaps he was wrong, and perhaps I was also wrong'

    ESPN "Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor has been a regular starter in the Texas infield for three seasons, but he didn't become a household name until last month, when he threw the punch heard 'round the world. Odor was suspended for eight games for punching Toronto's Jose Bautista after the Blue Jays..." June 16

  • MLB commissioner writes Toronto students letter about Bautista-Odor

    Sportsnet "When Rougned Odor cracked Jose Bautista across the jaw in mid-May it really did have an impact on baseball fans of all ages. Following the now-infamous incident, April Stevens, a fourth grade teacher at Toronto’s Humbercrest Public School, had her students write MLB commissioner Rob Manfred a..." June 04

  • Rougned Odor contract extension talks

    Lone Star Ball "Texas Rangers rumors: Rougned Odor and the Rangers have rekindled talks on a contract extension, according to Jon Heyman, who says that Odor's suspension gave Jon Daniels the opportunity to sit down face-to-face with Odor's agent about locking the second baseman up long-term. Heyman has quite..." June 03

  • Jose Bautista on Rougned Odor punch: ‘He was looking for a fight’

    SI "Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista opened up about his fight with Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor in an article by Tom Verducci in this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated. Odor caught Bautista flush in the face with a punch after Bautista slid through second base in Odor’s direction during..." May 31

  • Rougned Odor's suspension means Jurickson Profar is back

    SB Nation "Remember that whole fracas in Texas in which Rougned Odor landed the punch heard ‘round the world? You’re reading this newsletter, so I’m going to assume you do. It wasn’t that long ago. Well, both Odor and Jose Bautista appealed their suspensions, and that process is over. Bautista’s one-game..." May 28

  • Report: Odor's suspension reduced to 7 games

    The Score "Rougned Odor's eight game suspension has been cut down to seven after appealing the discipline for his role in a melee between the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman. Odor will begin his suspension Friday, and the club is expected to recall Jurickson..." May 26

  • Rougned Odor will have his appeal hearing on Tuesday, should start suspension on Friday

    Sports Day "Rougned Odor's appeal hearing on his eight-game suspension for punching Jose Bautista will be held Tuesday, three major league sources confirmed Sunday. Odor's original suspension was handed out Tuesday. He appealed and the punishment was held in abeyance until such time that a hearing could be..." May 23

  • Rougned Odor paid autograph session gets called off

    ESPN "A memorabilia store manager had to cancel an autograph signing by Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor after "it got too big, too fast." Store manager Brett Kravitz told ESPN on Saturday afternoon that the June 4 event, in which Odor would sign photos of his punch to Jose Bautista's face..." May 21

  • Texas Rangers’ Rougned Odor Earns Free BBQ For Life For Punching Jose Bautista

    Dallas Eater "During Sunday’s game between the Texas Rangers and the Toronto Blue Jays, Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor lobbed the punch heard ‘round the world at Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista. The punch, which earned Odor an eight game suspension from Major League Baseball, also scored him a pretty..." May 20

  • Rangers GM Jon Daniels doesn’t want Rougned Odor to change

    Sportress of Blogitude "Major League Baseball on Tuesday brought down the hammer on Rougned Odor, suspending the Texas Rangers shortstop eight games for his role in Sunday’s brawl with the Toronto Blue Jays, an ugly skirmish highlighted by Odor landing a vicious punch on Jose Bautista. Despite the punishment,..." May 18

  • Rangers Affiliate To Sell Alcoholic Drink In Honor Of Rougned Odor’s Punch

    NESN "Baseball suspended Rougned Odor eight games for rearranging Jose Bautista’s face with his fist, but that’s not going to stop one Texas Rangers minor league affiliate from capitalizing on the punch. The Double-A Frisco RoughRiders introduced an alcoholic energy drink in honor of the Rangers second..." May 18

  • Odor suspended 8 games, Gibby 3

    Bluebird Banter "Jon Heyman tells us that Roughed Odor gets 8 games for, you know, everything. I imagine it won't be his last suspension. I thought he deserved 10 games, figured he would get 5-6 so, all in all likely fair. Of course he is appealing. Also, John Gibbons gets 3 games. There will likely be more..." May 17

  • Rangers’ Odor on Bautista punch: ‘I was just trying to protect myself’

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Rougned Odor said that he expects to be suspended by Major League Baseball, but the Texas Rangers’ second baseman said that he doesn’t regret punching Jose Bautista on Sunday because he felt he needed to defend himself. Odor spoke to the media Monday afternoon before the Rangers opened a..." May 17

  • How long will Rougned Odor be suspended for punching Jose Bautista?

    MLB Daily Dish "Twitter was abuzz Sunday as fans on both sides of the border argued about the fallout from the Jose Bautista-Rougned Odor brawl in Arlington. While I won't dive into my personal feelings on the incident in this space, I thought it would be useful to try to predict the length of the suspension..." May 16

  • Toronto writer on Rangers-Blue Jays brawl: 'Matt Bush is an idiot. Rougned Odor is a punk'

    Sports Day "Add Toronto Star writer Richard Griffin to the list of people not pulling punches this weekend. In a column looking at the Rangers-Blue Jays brawl, including Rougned Odor's movie-like punch of Jose Bautista, Griffin calls Rangers pitcher Matt Bush an "idiot" and Odor a "punk." And that's just..." May 16

  • Canseco: Bautista should beat Odor 'prison style'

    The Score "From one Jose to another, Canseco has Bautista's back. The former Toronto Blue Jays outfielder piped in on Twitter after Rougned Odor's right hook to Bautista triggered two bench-clearings in Sunday afternoon's game, calling the punch a "cheap shot." As far as we know, Canseco's only..." May 16

  • Rangers out of line in brawl with Blue Jays

    ESPN "If you want to keep a scorecard of the bad blood between the Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers and where everything fits into the nebulous world of the baseball code, it goes something like this: Jose Bautista: Excessive bat flip and stare-down after mammoth, series-turning home run off Sam..." May 16

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