There is a “decent-size gap” between the two sides.
Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor’s agents recently proposed their latest extension offer and are waiting for the team to respond with a figure of its own, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman.
Entering the weekend, there was a “decent-sized gap” between the two sides, according to Heyman. The Rangers and Odor have been engaged in extension talks for close to a year.
While the Rangers could consider offering Odor a deal comparable to the one Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis received in 2014—six-years, $52.5 million with an added club option—Odor wants a deal more valuable than that, Heyman adds.
Odor is not known as one of the better defensive second baseman in the American League, but he added power to the Rangers lineup in each of the last two seasons. Odor hit 16 home runs in 2015 before hitting .271/.296/.502 with 33 home runs and 88 RBIs over 150 games last year.