Rougned Odor plans to skip winter ball
By David Cash
The Texas Rangers wrapped up their season this past Sunday,but that doesn’t mean baseball is over. This is the time of year when many players, such as Rougned Odor head to the Dominican Republic or Arizona for winter baseball leagues.
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Many players such as Elvis Andrus, who didn’t play for the first time in his career last season, play in the leagues to fine tune and keep up their skills during the offseason. Several players take this time to get additional rehab assignments during this time and some work to learn other positions. For example Brett Nicholas spent some time last season working as a catcher again. He primarly spent time as first base for most of his minor league career, but he was mainly a catcher in college.
Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor was supposed to join the Magallanes of the Venezuelan league, but he has been placed on the extreme fatigue list. That means he isn’t able to play in offseason baseball until December 1. There will be several leagues still playing at that time, but Rougned Odor doesn’t plan on playing this season.
To checkout more on the Dominican Winter Leagues or the Arizona Fall League check out the link at MLB.com