Yankees forced new player to shave his beard and his young daughter didn't even want to look at him

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Rougned Odor shaved upon joining the Yankees. Ross D. Franklin/AP Images; via Yankees
  • New Yankee Rougned Odor had to shave his lengthy beard upon joining the team.

  • Odor said it felt "weird" to shave and that his daughter didn't want to look at him afterward.

  • Odor had a go-ahead RBI single in extra innings in his first game with the Yankees.

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Rougned Odor is the latest in a long line of players who had to change their appearance upon joining the New York Yankees.

The 27-year-old second baseman was acquired by the Yankees in a trade with the Texas Rangers last week. The Yankees' famous hair policy doesn't allow players to grow beards, so Odor had to shave the beard he had been growing since 2015.

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Rougned Odor during Rangers spring training in 2021. Ross D. Franklin/AP Images

Odor said the shave was "weird" and so different that his daughter didn't even want to look at him.

"It was weird. I feel weird," Odor told reporters. "Even my daughter, she didn't even want to look at me.

"It is what it is. I'm happy to be here."

Odor posted his "after" picture on Instagram.

Perhaps the clean-shaven look helped Odor. He had a successful debut with the Yankees on Sunday, getting his first hit with the team in the 10th inning to break a 4-4 tie with the Tampa Bay Rays in the 10th inning.

The Yankees went on to win 8-4.

While the Yankees don't allow players to grow beards, they can grow mustaches. First baseman Luke Voit told Insider that the team had grown mustaches to bust out of slumps, so there may still be a time when Odor can bring back some of his facial hair.

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