Rougned Odor was back in the Bronx Friday, returning to Yankee Stadium as a member of the Orioles. Odor, who entered as a defensive replacement in the sixth inning, only saw one at-bat against the Bombers, but he certainly made it count, enjoying a wholesome moment with former teammate Jose Trevino, who, from the looks of it, had something stuck in his eye.
Odor may have done more harm than good—the last thing Trevino needed in his eye was a sweaty batting glove—though his heart was in the right place. Despite being best known for punching the daylights out of shameless bat-flipper Jose Bautista, Odor has been well-liked in clubhouses throughout his career, endearing himself to teammates with kind gestures like the one we saw Friday night.
Trevino and Odor were never teammates in New York, though they did play together for three seasons in Texas from 2018-20. After getting reacquainted with Trevino, Odor beat the shift for a two-out single to right field, though Aroldis Chapman would get his revenge moments later, picking him off to end the inning.
The Orioles would win 2-1, though the Yankees are already locked into the No. 2 seed, rendering the rest of their games more or less meaningless. Aaron Judge, who tied an American League record with his 61st homer two nights ago, went 1-for-2 with two walks, one intentional, in the losing effort.