Texas Rangers Saddle Up, Give MLB Star Rougned Odor 2 Horses As Part of Extension Deal

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Fancy sports cars, diamond Rolex watches, private yacht parties, unlimited bottles of Cristal—these are a few of pro athletes’ favorite things when it comes to sweetening the pot during contract negotiations. 

For most of today’s top professional sports stars, they’re just what the doctor ordered for getting that highly-coveted player to sign on the dotted line.

Not so for Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor. According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, team officials thought the star infielder would rather have something a bit more practical, which is why they corralled a couple of horses to send his way.

So why did the Rangers saddle up this unusual offering? Apparently, other than being one hell of a baseball player, Odor has an affinity for the cowboy life. 

“Rougie rides every single day,” said family friend, Alex Cabera who owns a ranch in Venezuelan where Odor has raised four horses. “He enjoys the ranch all day long in the winter.” His uncle, Rouglas Odor, may have summed it up best when he referred to the MLB star as a “Venezuelan Cowboy.”

But before you think Odor is truly unique when it comes to negotiating a deal, keep in mind he was still asking for $49.5 million over six years. He may appreciate the simpler things in life, but he’s not crazy. 

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