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Rangers Crossing Fingers on Odor

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    Rougned Odor, 2014 Texas Rangers

    The Texas Rangers and their fans haven't had a whole lot to be excited about this year.

    Mitch Moreland became the latest Rangers starter to likely be out for the season on Sunday, joining the likes of Prince Fielder, Jurickson Profar, Martin Perez and Matt Harrison. That was before Sunday's game.

    During Sunday's game, a crushing 3-2 loss, the Rangers saw one of their few remaining bright spots, 20-year-old second baseman Rougned Odor, leave the game after jamming his shoulder into the first-base bag after being picked off at first base.

    Odor is set to be further evaluated on Monday, but after the game, he told reporters he already felt better and didn't fear the injury was anything serious. That'd be great news for the Rangers and their fans, who are clinging to anything positive at the moment.

    And Odor has definitely been a positive, as he could be on his way to "Wally Pipp-ing" Jurickson Profar right out of his "second baseman of the future" job with the Rangers.

    This season, Odor is hitting .290 with two homers and 13 RBIs, and has at least one hit in 11 of his last 14 games, including a four-hit, five-RBI game on May 24 against the Detroit Tigers.

    Odor said on Sunday he'd be back in the lineup on Monday, and you can bet everyone associated with the reeling Rangers is hoping that's the case.