Odor Suspension Reduced, Will Begin Friday: MLB Says

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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.

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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.

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