Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor was scratched from Tuesday’s game with the A’s with a tight right oblique. Odor wanted to play but Banister preferred he stay back in Surprise and receive treatment.
“No sense in pushing it,” Banister said. “He wanted to come over and play but no sense in it for me.”
He played so big last year that I didn’t notice if he wears a bigger uniform or not.
Rangers manager Jeff Banister
Odor, who’s upper body appears noticeably bigger than a year ago, said he ramped up the weight training in the off-season.
“I was working a little harder, more weight,” Odor said. “I’m [hitting] the same, just stronger. I worked on my whole body, my legs, my abs.”
Banister hasn’t noticed.
“He played so big last year that I didn’t notice if he wears a bigger uniform or not,” Banister joked.