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New York Yankees reinstate Rougned Odor from IL

May 4, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Rougned Odor (18) collides with Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado (15) while scoring on a hit by Yankees first baseman DJ LeMahieu (not pictured) during the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees reinstated second baseman Rougned Odor (knee sprain) from the 10-day injured list on Tuesday.

Odor, 27, was removed in the sixth inning of the team’s May 4 win against Houston after colliding with Astros catcher Martin Maldonado at home plate.

Acquired in a trade with Texas in April, Odor is batting .164 (10-for-61) with four homers and 11 RBIs in 19 games this season.

He played his first seven seasons with the Rangers, batting .237 with 146 home runs and 458 RBIs in 858 games from 2014-20. The Yankees are in the midst of a four-game road series against the Rangers, with the second game taking place Tuesday night. Texas won the opener 5-2 on Monday.

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The move to reinstate Odor comes after the Yankees optioned right-hander Albert Abreu to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after Monday’s game. Abreu, who was called up when Odor went on the IL, had a 1.80 ERA in three relief appearances (five innings).

–Field Level Media