Orioles discussing long-term extension with Chris Tillman


Joel Sherman of the New York Post has the story:

Since rejoining the Orioles rotation full time in July 2012, Chris Tillman is 38-16 with a 3.42 ERA and Baltimore general manager Dan Duquette said he values the righty as one of the best starters in the AL.

To that extent, he and Tillman’s representatives continue to work to see if they can reach a long-term agreement.

Sherman hears that the negotiations probably won’t carry over into the regular season, so the two sides have about two weeks to get something done. Tillman scored $4.315 million this winter in his first year of salary arbitration. That was the second-highest figure ever for a first-time arbitration-eligible starting pitcher. The 26-year-old is currently scheduled to become a free agent after the 2017 season.