NEW YORK – The Yankees are closing a deal to acquire infielder Rougned Odor from the Rangers, a source told MLB.com on Tuesday. The clubs have not announced the transaction.
Texas is expected to take on nearly all of the remaining $ 27 million on Odor’s contract over the next two seasons. The 27-year-old was designated for assignment on March 29 and projects to serve as depth for New York.
It is not yet known what the Yankees will send to the Rangers. MLB Network insider Joel Sherman reported that two prospects will go to Texas.
Left-hander Odor hit .167 with 10 homers and 30 RBIs in 38 games for Texas last season. He has a career cutoff of .237 / .289 / .439 (88 OPS +) in 858 major league games from 2014-20, all with the Rangers. But he has hit 30 or more home runs in a season three times in his career.
Odor has only played second base in his major league career, a position regularly held by DJ LeMahieu, the Yankees MVP of the past two seasons.