He played for the team"s minor league affiliates from 2011 until he was called up to the MLB team in May 2014. Odor is from Maracaibo. He played in the 2009 World Youth Baseball Championship.
He was named to the tournament"s all-star team as a second baseman.
Odor signed with the Texas Rangers as an international free agent in 2011, receiving a $425,000 signing bonus. The Rangers aggressively assigned him to the Spokane Indians of the Class A-Short Season Northwest League.
He was the youngest player in the Northwest League, and had a.262 batting average on the season. In 2012, Odor batted.259 with the Hickory Crawdads of the Class A South Atlantic League.
Odor began the 2013 season with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League, where he had a.303 batting average in 99 games played.
In August 2013, Odor was promoted to the Frisco RoughRiders of the Class Associate of Arts Texas League. Odor"s emergence with the Rangers allowed them to trade utility infielder Leury Garcia to the Chicago White Sox for all-star right fielder Alex Rios that month. He finished the season with a.305 batting average with 41 doubles, six triples, 11 home runs, and 78 runs batted in in 130 games for Myrtle Beach and Frisco.
The Rangers named Odor their minor league player of the year.
The Rangers invited Odor to spring training in 2014. He began the year with Frisco and was promoted to the major leagues on May 8.
On May 12, 2014, against Houston Astros pitcher Brad Peacock, Odor hit a single for his first major league hit. He hit his first grand slam on August 27, 2014, in a 12-4 decision against the Seattle Mariners.
Odor was the youngest player in the MLB during his rookie season and helped the Rangers" second base problem even though they finished 67-95, the third worst record in baseball that year.
He finished the year hitting a.259 batting average, 9 homeruns, and 48 RBIs. Odor began 2015 as the Rangers" starting second baseman, but he struggled mightily, hitting.144 with 1 Human Resources, 9 Reserve Bank of India, and 25 strikeouts to go with just 7 walks in 29 games, and he was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on May 11. However, upon his demotion, Odor found his stroke, beating up Triple-A pitching to a.352/.426/.639 slash with 5 Human Resources, 19 Reserve Bank of India, and only 10 strikeouts to 12 walks in roughly the same amount of appearances.
On June 15, following an injury to Delino DeShields, Junior., Odor was recalled to the Rangers, and in his return, promply went 3-3 with 2 Reserve Bank of India against the Dodgers.
Rougned proceeded to hit very hot in the month of June, hitting.391 with 2 Human Resources and 9 Reserve Bank of India and hit.319 with 5 Human Resources and 16 Reserve Bank of India in July. He ended the regular season hitting.261, with 16 home runs, 61 RBIs, and 54 runs scored.
On February 19, 2015, Odor"s younger brother, also named Rougned (middle name José), signed a contract with the Rangers.