Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman started last Wednesday and wasn’t slated to face the Rangers over the weekend, so he didn’t travel with the team to Texas. Instead, he was at Duke University for the graduation ceremony as the right-hander earned a degree in sociology.
Stroman was watching when the Blue Jays’ and Rangers’ benches emptied and Odor threw a few punches at Jose Bautista, one of which landed flush. Stroman tweeted:
Odor has had a reputation for being a hot head. Per Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, a scout said when Odor debuted in 2014, “The thing I love about him the most is you do not want to [expletive] with him.” Rotoworld’s Matthew Pouliot said the same thing.