The Rangers and second baseman Rougned Odor are engaged in ongoing talks about a contract extension, according to an industry source. The sides are not close to an agreement at this time, and it appears a significant gap exists in negotiations.
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports mentioned earlier today that the sides had exchanged numbers. Odor is already under team control through the end of the 2020 season, though Texas may be looking for both cost certainty and an extension of control over the 22-year old.
Odor has hit .267/.287/.478 with 16 home runs in 78 games for Texas so far this year, and has emerged as a clubhouse leader in Arlington after punching Jose Bautista in a mid-May brawl.
Texas has long been willing to extend its homegrown stars, with Martin Perez, Elvis Andrus, Matt Harrison, Ian Kinsler and Derek Holland all receiving long-term deals since the beginning of the 2012 season.