Rougned Odor rejected a contract extension from the Rangers

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Jon Heyman reports that Rougned Odor rejected an extension from the Rangers that was worth about $35 million over six years with two options years.

Seems pretty wise rejection, as Odor’s stock has risen in his three seasons and will only become more valuable as he works through arbitration. Still, it was worth a shot, as Heyman notes, because that was roughly the same deal that Gregory Polanco signed with the Pirates in April and Polanco has the same agent. Heyman says, though, that Polanco and Odor have distinctly different tolerances for risk.

No rush for the Rangers though, either, as Odor is under control through 2020. It was worth an offer. It was understandable that the offer was rejected.