The Rangers remembered one in every of Rougned Odor’s best hits on their goodbye graphic.
Odor was designated for task final week and was traded to the Yankees on Tuesday, April 6, ending a considerably uneventful profession in Texas. “Considerably” is the operative time period, although, as a result of we’re developing on the five-year anniversary of Odor leveling Bautista with the cleanest punch ever thrown in MLB historical past.
Ingrained in Rangers historical past, Texas acknowledged this, and determined to incorporate the punch on its farewell graphic to Odor on Tuesday.
Odor barely has been a replacement-level participant since that punch, although, amassing only a 1.0 fWAR since 2017, resulting in the Rangers deciding to half methods with the second basemen, and finally buying and selling him.
Odor was despatched to the Yankees (the place he will likely be pressured to shave his wonderful facial hair) in alternate for a pair of minor league outfielders. He is anticipated to play some second and third with New York.
Texas remains to be on the hook for about $27 million of Odor’s contract.
However some moments are value greater than cash, and the punch is completely one.