New team, new Rougned Odor?
Odor joined his new team on their road trip to Tampa over the weekend. And as part of the Yankees’ no-beard policy, that meant the 27-year-old was forced to completely shave off the raggedy beard he had grown out as a member of the Texas Rangers.
Boy, does he look different or what?
Pictures of clean-shaven Rougned Odor make it very clear he is no longer a member of the Texas Rangers.
We barely recognize the Odor that played in Texas without that scraggy beard!
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This new look will certainly take some getting used to for Rangers and Yankees fans alike, given that the beard (despite your opinion about it) was a staple of Odor’s look for so many years.
The second baseman is posing with another beardless former Ranger in the above photo, catcher Robinson Chirinos, who is also a current Yankee.
Odor’s Texas Rangers career was… interesting, if not plain awful at times, especially over the last few seasons.
With a transition to a part-time role and a short porch out in right field at Yankee Stadium (a lefty hitter’s delight), the Bronx Bombers are hoping the 27-year-old can regain the form that made him a perennial 30+ home run threat.
He also happens to be very good at dealing blows to Toronto Blue Jay players, which can’t hurt his case with the Yankees either.
The whole beardless Odor look is still throwing us off, though.
It really is weird. Has Odor undergone reverse aging since donning a Yankees uniform? It’s quite possible given how young he now looks. The appearance transformation is nothing short of drastic and remarkable.
The Yankees are, of course, hoping that Odor’s lack of beard can spark a career renaissance and provide them left-handed pop off the bench.
If not, I have a feeling the newly clean-shaven face will dominate the spotlight…