The New York Yankees are finalizing a trade to acquire infielder Rougned Odor from the Texas Rangers, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
The Rangers are expected to absorb nearly all of the $ 27 million owed to Odor, the sources said. They owe you $ 12 million this year, $ 12 million in 2022 and a $ 3 million purchase of a $ 13 million club option in 2023.
Odor spent the past seven seasons as the Rangers’ starting second baseman, but an attempt to convert him to third baseman ended with Odor failing on the team’s Opening Day roster.
The 27-year-old Odor led Texas with 30 RBIs in 38 games during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season and equaled Joey Gallo with 10 home runs, the best on the team. But Odor hit just .167, with seven of his 11 hits in September being home runs, and he struck out 47 times in 138 at-bats. He hit .205 in a full 2019 season. In 858 games for the Rangers since his debut in 2014, he hit .237 with 146 home runs and 458 RBIs.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.