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Rangers rumors: Texas re-kindles extension talks with Rougned Odor

The second baseman is still just 22, and appears to be interested in a long-term deal with Texas.

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The Rangers recently re-kindled extension talks with second baseman Rougned Odor, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Odor's camp had a face-to-face meeting with general manager Jon Daniels in the wake of Odor punching Jose Bautista last month.

Odor, 22, is not scheduled to hit free agency until after the 2020 season, and is only making $523K this year as a pre-arbitration player. He has hit .262/.287/.444 with seven home runs and six steals so far this season.

Texas tried to ignite talks with Odor last winter, though Heyman reported in March that the sides were far apart. The Rangers are likely looking for a deal that would extend their control over their young second baseman past the 2020 season, while Odor obviously wants to capitalize on his market potential by hitting free agency as early as possible.

If Odor is able to sign an extension with Texas, he will join Adrian Beltre (2 years, $36M), Martin Perez (4 years, $12M), and Elvis Andrus (8 years, $120M) as players the team has chosen to extend since 2013.