Yankees trading for Rangers infielder Rougned Odor
Rougned Odor is on his way to the Yankees.
The Yankees traded a pair of minor leaguers for the 27-year-old infielder on Wednesday, a source confirmed. Odor was designated for assignment by the Rangers before Opening Day and has two years and $27 remaining on his contract, with Texas expected to pick up much of it.
It’s unclear what role the lefty-swinging Odor will fill in The Bronx. He’s only played second base in the majors — and not especially well of late — and his offensive production has plummeted in recent years..
Odor signed a six-year, $49.5 million extension four years ago, but he doesn’t get on base much — although he has shown power, hitting 30 homers three times — most recently in 2019.
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