Rougned Odor’s new contract includes animals
Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor reached an agreement with the Rangers on a six-year, $49.5 million contract extension. It was announced on Saturday and finalized on Thursday. The contract is pretty typical — a signing bonus, escalating salaries each year — except for one thing: Odor received two elite horses as well, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Here are those horses, per Jared Sandler of 1053 The Fan:
— Jared Sandler (@SandlerJ) March 30, 2017
A lot of MLB players work strange things into their contracts, like Hall of Famer George Brett got a 10 percent stake in an apartment complex in Memphis when he signed an extension with the Royals in the mid-1980’s or in 2005, Troy Glaus got $250,000 per year in “personal business expenses” from the Diamondbacks, which was for his wife’s equestrian training.
Horses are a first though, but the Rangers clearly think it’s a small price to pay for an up-and-coming second baseman. Last season, Odor hit .271/.296/.502 with 33 home runs, 88 RBI, 89 runs scored, and 14 stolen bases in 632 plate appearances. And at just 23 years old, he has plenty of room to improve.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/rougned-odors-new-contract-includes-animals/https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/rougned-odor-contract-extension-rangers.jpg?fit=1024%2C570&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/rougned-odor-contract-extension-rangers.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1MLBRecent Posts#MLB,Rougned Odor,Texas RangersRangers second baseman Rougned Odor reached an agreement with the Rangers on a six-year, $49.5 million contract extension. It was announced on Saturday and finalized on Thursday. The contract is pretty typical — a signing bonus, escalating salaries each year — except for one thing: Odor received two elite...Dan SchalkDan Schalkmyfantasysportstalk@gmail.comAdministratorDan Schalk is a sports enthusiast with degrees in Sports Coaching and Sports Management. He founded MyFantasySportsTalk in July of 2014 to bring a new platform to the sports media industry and allow various sports fans across the country have their voices be heard. Hailing from Buffalo, NY the land of the real chicken wing, you can stay up-to-date with Dan on Twitter @ffsportstalk You can also check some of Dan's work at Fantasypros.com, as he covers the Houston Astros as a team correspondent.MyFantasySportsTalk