Rougned Odor left yesterday’s game against against the Yankees in the fifth inning after a collision with teammate Nomar Mazara. After x-rays came back negative, the second baseman has been diagnosed with a left ankle sprain.
The Rangers are already missing Adrain Beltre from the lineup after the veteran sustained a hamstring injury that would keep him out four weeks. If Odor has to be moved to the disabled list, the Rangers must choose between Drew Robinson, Phil Gosselin, or even recalling Jurickson Profar.
The 23-year old was slashing a weak .214/.257/.413 this season, but his undeniable power will certainly be a loss to the Rangers’ offense if his injury turns out to be something long-term.
Here’s what else is happening across the American League West:
- Are you worried about the Astros in the playoffs? Stop. Stop doing that, like, right now.
- Matt Bush has been activated from the disabled list for the Rangers.
- Billy Eppler spent just $14 million guaranteed on the fourth-best bullpen in baseball.
- In case you’ve given up, Seattle’s Triple-A Modesto sweeps Stockton and advances to California League Championship. So is that enough of a silver lining?
- Matt Chapman is already the best defensive third baseman in the American League.
- Triple-A manager Tony DeFrancesco will not be returning to Astros organization in 2018.
- Carlos Gomez left Saturday’s game with a rolled ankle.
- A way-too-early look at the candidates for the Angels' 2018 rotation.
- Nelson Cruz has been struggling when the Mariners need him most.
- The Angels have accused the Athletics of stealing signs.