Rangers to discuss extension with Rougned Odor

The Associated Press

Included in the latest Inside Baseball column from Jon Heyman at CBS Sports is this little nugget …

The Rangers are expected to sit down with Rougned Odor after the World Series to see if something long-term can be worked out.

Odor isn’t even eligible for salary arbitration yet — and probably won’t become eligible until 2018 — so there’s no real rush on either side to get a deal done this winter.

The 21-year-old second baseman got off to a poor start in 2015, but he turned it on in a major way after returning in mid-June from a demotion to Triple-A Round Rock and finished this season with a cool .781 OPS in 120 total games.

Odor then went 5-for-18 with a homer, a double, and seven runs scored in the Rangers’ five-game loss to the Blue Jays in the ALDS.