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Rangers Hoping Odor Can Go After Bloody Mess

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    Rougned Odor #12 of the Texas Rangers slides into second base safe for a double during the fifth inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers on August 20, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

    Rougned Odor's finger is probably still throbbing.

    The young second baseman took a lined shot off his middle finger on his throwing hand on Tuesday night and was forced to leave the game after he couldn't throw effectively anymore. The finger was bleeding pretty badly and left his jersey bloody, too.

    You have to wonder if Odor getting another late at-bat with runners on could've produced an insurance run instead of Hanser Alberto taking the at-bat, and now you have to wonder how long Odor will be out.

    It seems pretty unlikely he'd be able to play and throw comfortably on Wednesday night against David Price, and seems pretty likely he might be off for Thursday's day game, too.

    Odor's loss would change the Rangers' lineup considerably as he's been hitting seventh and even eighth at times in the lineup, and he's been raking.

    In fact, since Odor's return to the majors on June 15 (58 games), the 21-year-old has hit with a .336/.369/.581 triple slash with 13 doubles, five triples and 10 homers to go with 34 RBIs. He's arguably been one of the best hitters in baseball since that time and also has brought the Rangers an edginess factor.

    On Tuesday before he left the game, he hit his 20th career home run to become only the second second baseman ever to hit 20 career homers before his 22nd birthday. The Rangers just hope now that he'll add to that total sooner rather than later.