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Texas Rangers Sign 2B Rougned Odor to 6-Year Extension

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    The Texas Rangers announced the signing of second baseman Rougned Odor to a six-year extension Thursday morning.

    The deal is worth $49.5 million, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Jeff Wilson and keeps the 23-year-old Odor in Texas through the 2022 season. The extension also includes a team option for the 2023 season worth $13.5 million and a buyout of $3 million.

    During the Rangers news conference to announce the extension, general manager Jon Daniels revealed that the team sweetened Odor's deal with two horses.

    "To close the deal, [team principal owner] Ray Davis sealed it with a couple of horses," he said.

    In three years with the Rangers, Odor has hit .265 with 58 home runs and 24 stolen bases. His 33 home runs in 2016 led the team.

    Odor has been in the Rangers organization since signing as an international free agent out of Venezuela in 2011.

    The Rangers called Odor up to the major leagues in May of 2014. He became the team's starting second baseman in 2015.