The Texas Rangers and second baseman Rougned Odor have agreed to a six-year extension worth $49.5 million. Evan Grant of Dallas Morning News was first to report both sides were nearing a deal and FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman was first to report how much Odor would be receiving.
Odor is still very young at only 23 years of age. The three season veteran has become one of the best second baseman in the majors after his terrific 2016 season, which he hit 33 home runs and collected 88 RBIs in 605 at bats with a slash line of .271/.296/.502. Odor made his major league debut at 20 years old.
The native of Venezuela was expected to become a free agent after the 2021 season and he was set to become arbitration eligible in 2018.
Odor became well known after his incident with Blue Jays' star slugger Jose Bautista. After Bautista roughly sled into second base, a quick brawl had broken out between the two and led to "the punch heard around the world."