Rangers bringing up Odor

Rangers bringing up Odor

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 8:44 p.m. ET

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rougned Odor is on his way back to the Texas Rangers.

A source said Odor will join the Rangers for Monday's series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The likely move is to put left fielder Delino DeShields on the disabled list.

DeShields injured his left hamstring Sunday trying to run down a triple in the sixth inning. He was scheduled to get an MRI to determine the severity of the injury, which forced DeShields from the game.

Odor was pulled from Round Rock's Triple-A game Sunday night.


Odor was sent to Round Rock in May after getting off to a disastrous start for the Rangers, batting just .144 in 29 games and making three errors. He hit .352 in 30 games with the Express with five home runs and 19 RBI. Odor also had 12 walks and just 10 strikeouts and improved on his defense, which was a point of emphasis for Texas manager Jeff Banister.

What the addition of Odor does to the lineup remains to be seen. 

Losing DeShields creates a void in left field. The Rangers could move Hanser Alberto to third base and let Joey Gallo play some in left field. Gallo started six games in left field for Double-A Frisco this year.