Texas Rangers News: Rangers Demote 2B Rougned Odor To Minors

The Texas Rangers demoted struggling young second baseman Rougned Odor to Triple-A Round Rock on Monday after Odor hit just .144 with 25 strikeouts in 90 at-bats so far this season.

"We felt it was time for him to go down and get back to being the type of player that actually got him here," manager Jeff Banister said, via an Associated Press report. "That gritty, gutsy, blue-collar player that was a tough at-bat, played routine defense, a guy that typically on any given night played like his hair was on fire."

Odor came into the majors last year at 20 years old, making him the youngest player in all of Major League Baseball. He hit a solid .259 in 114 games for the Rangers last season, but he's struggled to figure out his swing in 2015.

"My message to him was, take this as a time to go down and reconnect yourself with the guy that got you here," Banister said of the demotion.

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