Rougned Odor placed on IL after home-plate collision
Yankees second baseman Rougned Odor (18) collides with Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado (15) while scoring on a hit. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees' Rougned Odor placed on IL after home-plate collision

New York Yankees second baseman Rougned Odor showed determination and grit when he accidentally slammed his knee into the head of Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado while crossing home plate in the bottom of the sixth inning of Tuesday's 7-3 New York win: 

That came at a price, however, as the Yankees have placed Odor on the 10-day injured list with a left knee sprain. In a corresponding roster move, the Bronx Bombers recalled right-hander Albert Abreu from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. 

"I think all things considered, we kind of lucked out," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said of Odor, who hadn't yet been evaluated by team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad, according to the Associated Press (h/t ESPN). "It looked ugly to me right away, and I was pretty concerned. So I think it's going to be on the shorter side. I don't want to speculate until Dr. Ahmad kind of gives that prognosis, but I don't think it's going to be too long." 

The Yankees acquired Odor in an early April trade with the Texas Rangers. He's hitting .164 with four home runs and 11 RBIs across 19 games this season. 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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