Odor's appeal hearing expected Tuesday

Odor's appeal hearing expected Tuesday

Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor will have his appeal hearing on Tuesday, sources told MLB.com's Jon Morosi.

Major League Baseball is expected to render a decision on Odor's appeal of his eight-game suspension as soon as that day, according to Morosi. MLB executive vice president John McHale Jr. will hear the appeal.

Odor was one of several players suspended for the May 15 fracas between the Rangers and Blue Jays.

Odor was involved in an altercation with Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista in the top of the eighth inning of a 7-6 Rangers win in Arlington, during which Odor landed a hard punch to Bautista's face.

Bautista had been hit by a pitch from reliever Matt Bush and was on first base with one out when Justin Smoak hit a grounder to third baseman Adrian Beltre. Bautista slid hard into Odor at second on the force play, then jumped up and faced off with Odor. Odor first pushed Bautista, then threw a right to Bautista's jaw. Bautista was pulled away by Beltre as the two teams rushed to the scene.

Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.