10-Year Veteran Infielder Signs With Yankees After Signing Overseas 3 Months Ago

In a surprising turn of events, Rougned Odor has made his way back to the MLB, signing a minor-league contract with the New York Yankees, with an opt-out after July 1, despite having committed to a stint in the NPB just three months prior.

Despite being a veteran of 10 MLB seasons, Odor is still just 30-years-old.

Odor, who played for the Yankees in 2021, is known for his tenacity and power-hitting ability, and his return to the Yankees adds depth and experience to their infield options.

In 2021 with the Yankees, he posted a .202 batting average, 15 home runs, and 39 RBIs over 102 games. His return to the team indicates a mutual interest in reigniting their previous relationship, potentially offering Odor another chance to prove his worth in the major leagues.

Before signing with the Yankees, Odor had ventured overseas to play in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), a move that typically signals a player's transition out of MLB prominence.

With career MLB stats that include a .234 batting average, 165 home runs, and 487 RBIs, Odor brings a seasoned presence to a Yankees roster looking to capitalize on both veteran experience and versatility.

Odor's best MLB season came in 2019 with the Texas Rangers, where he racked up 30 home runs and 93 RBIs, along with a league-leading 178 strikeouts across 145 games played.