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Odor Suspension Reduced, Will Begin Friday: MLB Says



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    ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 15: Adrian Beltre #29 of the Texas Rangers holds Jose Bautista #19 of the Toronto Blue Jays after being punched by Rougned Odor #12 in the eighth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 15, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor's eight-game suspension has been reduced to seven games, according to MLB.com.

    Odor appealed the suspension handed to him after he decked Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista during a game on May 15 in Arlington.

    The right cross was in retaliation for an illegal hard slide into second for which Bautista was called out.

    The fight cleared both benches and resulted in the suspension or discipline of more than a dozen players, including Bautista.

    MLB.com said Odor will begin his suspension Friday when the team hosts the Pittsburgh Pirates in a three-game weekend series.

    In his absence, the Rangers are bringing up infielder Jurickson Profar.