State College of Florida Has Three Players with MLB Ties

Three members of the State College of Florida Manatees team have family ties in the major-leagues.

Jaren Shelby is the son of John Shelby, former outfielder for 11 seasons, primarily playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Baltimore Orioles.  Jaren’s cousin, Josh Harrison, is currently playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Brock Bell is the son of Jay Bell, former infielder for 18 seasons, primarily playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Arizona Diamondbacks.  Brock’s brother, Brantley, is currently an infielder in the Cincinnati Reds farm system.

Rougie Odor is the nephew of current Texas Ranger shortstop Rougned Odor.  His father, Rouglas Odor, played in the minors and is currently a minor-league coach.

To read more about these three college players, follow the link below from the Bradenton Herald:


Rangers Sign Another Rougned Odor

Rougned Odor made his major league debut with the Texas Rangers in 2014. The 20-year-old showed a lot of promise for being the second baseman for the Rangers for a long time.

The Rangers figured they liked what they had in Rougned Odor, so they signed another Rougned Odor to a contract. Yes, the name’s correct, but the second Odor is the 17-year-old shortstop brother of the Rangers’ top notch rookie from last year. Perhaps they will play in the infield at the same time in the future.

Apparently, the Odor family has thing with names. The Rougned Odor brothers have an uncle, Rouglas Odor, who played in the minor leagues during 1988-1995. Rouglas has two sons, also named Rouglas.

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