Rougned Odor is a workhorse on the field for the Rangers, and now the Rangers are responding in kind.
The second baseman just signed a six-year, $49.5 million extension with Texas, and as part of the extension, Odor gets two horses as a sweetener.
As part of Odor's deal, the 2B, who raises horses in spare time, will get two elite horses. Nice touch horse
— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) March 30, 2017
— Jared Sandler (@SandlerJ) March 30, 2017
OPENING DAY: An optimist's preview of 2017
Odor had a breakout season in 2016 and played far and above the Rangers' expectations. The 22-year-old mashed 33 home runs with 88 RBI and a 105 OPS+ last season.
The Rangers plan to stop horsing around and make a run for the AL West title in 2017. The stakes are high, and they can't afford to stumble out of the gate. The roster is certainly stable, and if they can't seal the deal, they'll certainly go home with long faces this fall.
But, should their thoroughbreds start this year's race strong, they'll certainly silence the neigh-sayers.