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Baseball Player Name of the Week

Posted By Emma Span On January 3, 2011 @ 10:15 am In Bronx Banter,Emma Span,Player Name of the Week | Comments Disabled

2011 starts off with a bang, name-wise, as the Texas Rangers, bless them, just signed a Venezuelan shortstop named:

Rougned Odor [1].

[2]

Photo of terrifyingly young-looking Rougned Odor from Pro Rumors.

Hat tip to BP’s Kevin Goldstein [3] for alerting me to the good news. SB Nation’s Dallas blog [4] notes that Odor is a key addition to the Rangers’ burgeoning “All-Name Team” that also includes Wilmer Font [5] and Jurickson Profar [6]. Looking over the Rangers’ MiLB Baseball-Reference page for the shirt-season A-ball Spokane Indians [7], I’m also quite fond of  Odubel Herrera, Guillermo Pimentel, Geurris Grullon, and Ovispo De Los Santos — the Rangers are indeed stacked. At AA [8] they had Emerson Frostad, Elio Sarmiento, Blake Beavan, and the fake-sounding Mark Hamburger and Ryan Falcon. They have a chance to be a baseball-name force for years to come.

Baseball America has video [9] of the new Odor.


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URLs in this post:

[1] Rougned Odor: http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110101&content_id=16379174&vkey=news_tex&c_id=tex

[2] Image: http://blog.prorumors.com/2011/01/rumors/rangers-agree-to-terms-with-rougned-odor/

[3] BP’s Kevin Goldstein: http://twitter.com/Kevin_Goldstein

[4] SB Nation’s Dallas blog: http://dallas.sbnation.com/texas-rangers/2011/1/2/1910006/rangers-add-to-all-name-team-by-signing-venezuelan-rougned-odor

[5] Wilmer Font: http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=font--001wil

[6] Jurickson Profar: http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=profar001jur

[7] Spokane Indians: http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/team.cgi?id=41993

[8] At AA: http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/team.cgi?id=41909

[9] has video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DopjJoCBXF8

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