Rangers Remaining Patient With Odor But Are Concerned About His Progress

Josh Clark
May 30, 2019 - 5:27 pm
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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Rangers are doing everything they can to get Rougned Odor on track at the plate, Jon Daniels, the club's general manager and president of baseball operations, told 105.3 The Fan on May 13. Over two weeks have passed since that interview and the club still hasn't been able to get him over the hump. 

Odor, who's in the midst of another rough first half of the season, has seven hits in his last 43 at-bats and just 25 hits in 151 at-bats in 2019. 

In that interview with Ben and Skin on May 13, Daniels said a demotion for Odor wasn't something they wanted to do because they had confidence in him turning things around. 

In today's interview with Ben and Skin, Daniels was asked where the club currently stands on Odor's struggles.

"I think there's definitely still patience, for sure. Woody (manager Chris Woodward) put it well a week or two ago ... when you see the guys putting in the work ... the right mentality is there, the talent's there, the intent's there ... it makes it easier. 

" I do think with Rougie there is a level of concern in large part because this is not the first time it's happened. You don't want to make a habit of getting into these holes and having to put a program together to get out of it. 

"Rougie's got five years in the league now ... he cares a ton and works hard. There's just got to be a sense of urgency on our part, and I believe there is, to kind of break out of this, because he's too good of a player to be performing at this level."