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Rougned Odor’s appeal hearing set for Tuesday

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Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor will have his appeal hearing for his eight-game suspension on Tuesday, per Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. Odor received last Tuesday news of his eight-game suspension for punching Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista, who slid in late to second base on what appeared to be a ground ball double play.

Major League Baseball executive vice president John McHale will oversee the hearing. He may take a day or two to render his decision, so Odor is expected to begin serving his suspension on Friday. The Rangers host a home series against the Angels Monday through Wednesday and are off Thursday, so Odor would begin his suspension when the Rangers welcome the Pirates to Texas.

Odor has played a solid second base while batting .274/.298/.469 with seven home runs and 22 RBI in 181 plate appearances this season. Jurickson Profar has been playing some second base at Triple-A Round Rock, giving the Rangers a potential fallback option once Odor is out of action.

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