Sources: Odor, Texas agree on extension

March 25th, 2017

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Rangers are in agreement with second baseman on a six-year, $49.5 million contract extension, according to Major League sources and multiple media outlets.

The Rangers, expected to announce the signing on Thursday, have been working on an extension with Odor for much of Spring Training.

Odor is entering his fourth season with the Rangers. He has 2.121 years of service time and was not eligible for arbitration this offseason. He has already agreed to a $563,180 contract for 2017.

Odor played in 150 games for the Rangers last season and hit .271 with 33 home runs, 88 RBIs, a .296 on-base percentage and a .502 slugging percentage. Defensively, he had the lowest fielding percentage among American League second basemen but also the most double plays.

Odor is the second Rangers player to receive a contract extension this spring. The club announced a one-year extension with backup catcher last week.

The Rangers still have an ongoing dialogue with the representatives for pitcher and catcher . Both can be free agents after the season. The Rangers have made it clear they are willing to continue negotiations during the season, if necessary.