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Odor Turns in Big Night in Loss

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Odor Turns in Big Night in Loss

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Rougned Odor, 2014 Texas Rangers

Rougned Odor just continues to amaze us.

The kid, who just turned 20 years old recently, shouldn't be sniffing the big leagues yet. But out of necessity, the Texas Rangers finally pulled the trigger on him after 21-year-old phenom Jurickson Profar was injured in spring training and reserves Josh Wilson and Donnie Murphy just weren't cutting it at second base.

On Tuesday night in the Rangers' 10-6 loss to Oakland, Odor had a big night at the plate, blasting a solo homer off Tommy Milone and then adding a two-run triple off the wall later in the game. Odor has arguably the biggest offensive game of the season for the Rangers this year, when he drove in five with a homer and two triples in a win at Detroit last month, and Tuesday night was reminiscent of that.

He still has some defensive warts, but again, he's 20. The promise he's shown at the plate, with 15 RBIs in his last 20 games, is enough to give fans to watch every night, even if it might be a lost season due to the mass casualties on the DL.

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