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 Posted: Fri Mar 31st, 2017 03:12 am
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lobo316 wrote: ARLINGTON, Texas - Second baseman Rougned Odor and the Texas Rangers have agreed to a new six-year contract that includes a club option for 2023.

The team announced the deal Thursday and planned a news conference later in the day.

At 23, Odor is already going into his fourth season with the Rangers. He hit .271 with 33 home runs and 88 RBIs last year, when he also became known to many when he punched Toronto slugger Jose Bautista during a game May 15 in the finale of a contentious series. Odor served a seven-game suspension for that.

Odor was the youngest player in the majors when he made his Rangers debut in May 2014. He has hit .265 with 58 homers and 197 RBIs in his career.

He played for Venezuela this spring in the World Baseball Classic.

Rougned Odor wouldn't talk extension with the Texas Rangers until they would very literally pony up with the offer.
As part of Odor's six-year extension, officially announced Thursday, the second baseman will also receive two elite horses, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. Odor raises horses in his spare time.
In a press conference Thursday, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told reporters they "sealed it with a couple of horses."
These are in fact the horses that sealed the Odor deal. This is not a joke
— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) March 30, 2017
Presumably, offers failing to include the equine portion of the agreement were met with a resounding neigh from Odor's party. It is, however, unlikely to curb horseplay around the clubhouse.
The 23-year-old Venezuelan broke out huge in 2016, hitting 33 home runs and 33 doubles in 150 games, leading to the Rangers locking him up through his arbitration years. He was set to be eligible for free agency in 2021, and his new contract keeps him with Texas through 2023 should they exercise a team option.