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Rougned Odor doesn’t regret punching Jose Bautista, braces for suspension

Rougned Odor isn’t going to apologize for his punch to the face of Blue Jays sluggerJose Bautista on Sunday, and theRangers second baseman has already come to terms with the likelihood he’ll be suspended forstarting abenches-clearing brawl.I Dee Gordon Jersey think you saw what happened yesterday, Odor said Monday, via the Fort Worth Star Telegram. For me, I think it was a pretty hard slide, but you saw what happened. I knew he was going to come hard. I can tell when somebody is coming hard to second base, so I was just trying to protect myself.It’s part of the game.SPECTOR: Bautisa-Odor brawl: Two wrongs, one big rightThe bad blood betweenBautista and the Rangers datesto thelast year’sAL Division Seriesmatchupand Bautista’s boastful https://www.marinersedges.com/seattle-mariners/dee-gordon-jersey bat flip. So when Odor sawBautista slide hardinto second base after getting hitby a pitch from the Rangers’ Matt Bush, he knewBautista wanteda confrontation.I saw him standing there after the slide, Odor said.He was looking at me. I was like, ‘What’s up?’ He was close to me. I had to step back a little bit, and that’s what I did.MLB is mulling suspensions for the six players and coaches whowere ejected as a result of the brawl.Odor, Bautista and Blue Jays third basemanJosh Donaldson all were ejected for their roles after the benches cleared.ENGEL: Baseball needs guys like Bautista and OdorRangers coach Steve Buechele,Blue Jays coach DeMarlo Hale andJays pitcherJe se Chavez werelater ejected in the bottom of the eighth after Chavez hitthe Rangers’ Prince Fielder with a pitch.Odor, who admitted he has shied away fromwatching TV orsocial media in the aftermath of the punch, knows he is going to https://www.marinersedges.com/seattle-mariners/ryon-healy-jersey be suspended by Major League Baseballfor at least a couple of games.”I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing,” he said. “That’s not my job (to worry about a penalty),I don’t know anything yet.” Continue reading

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