Odor to have appeal hearing for 8-game suspension Tuesday

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas second baseman Rougned Odor's hearing to appeal an eight-game suspension for punching Toronto's Joey Bautista will be on Tuesday.

The appeal will be heard by MLB executive vice president John McHale. If it is upheld, Odor would have to begin serving the suspension immediately.

The league disciplined 14 players and staff for their actions in the brawl in Arlington, Texas, on May 15.

Odor punched Bautista in the jaw in the top of the eighth inning of that game after Bautista made a hard takeout slide at second base on Odor, which started the bench-clearing brawl.