The San Diego Padres signed a minor league contract with Lougned O’Doer, 29.
On the 2nd (Korean time), MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, announced that “San Diego, which has signed a brilliant contract this winter, has signed a minor league contract with Odor.” No official announcement has been made because he has not yet undergone a physical examination.
Odor joined the Texas Rangers in 2011 and made his big league debut in 2014. He has since continued his playing career with the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles. He played 1037 games at second base. He recorded 174 home runs, 0.231 slugging percentage, 0.357 OPS (slugging percentage + on-base percentage) of 0.712 in 1095 career games. 안전놀이터
Odore, a left-handed hitter, is expected to perform well in San Diego, where right-handed hitters are lined up. According to the media, Odor recorded a career OPS of 0.725 against right-handed pitchers.
San Diego has a thicker depth through active reinforcement of power. It is not an easy reality for Odore to break through the competition and put his name on the roster.
The media said, ‘It seems that there will be an interesting competition for the San Diego bench seat. Fernando Tatis Jr., who has been suspended, will not be able to return until April 20. Outfielder Adam Engel was also injured. There are two empty spots on the list for the opening game,’ he said, introducing Odo as one of the candidates.
Odor is also a potential competitor to Kim Ha-sung. In a situation where Kim Ha-seong has already risen to the starting lineup, it does not seem easy for Oh Door to take his place. However, if Oh Door, who has a long hitting power, continues his performance, a competitive landscape may be formed again.