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.
Baltimore Orioles CEO John Angelos and his brother Lou have agreed to end their fight over a lawsuit in which Lou accused John of seizing control of the team in defiance of their father Peter’s wishes.
Lou Angelos sued John last year, claiming John took control of the Orioles at his expense. Georgia Angelos, their mother, also was named as a defendant.
In a Friday court filing in the case, John, Lou, Georgia and Peter Angelos called on “all claims, including all counterclaims and defenses, asserted therein be dismissed with prejudice in their entirety.”
“The Parties also withdraw and terminate all pending motions submitted in these actions,” the filing said.
Peter Angelos became the Orioles’ owner in 1993, but his public role has diminished in recent years and he turned 93 last year. According to the suit, he had surgery after his aortic valve failed in 2017.
Lou Angelos accused John of trying to take control of Peter Angelos’ assets and manipulating Georgia Angelos. The lawsuit was one of a handful of off-field issues looming over the Orioles this offseason. The team also has a lease at Camden Yards that expires at the end of the year.