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Al Avila: Nothing "formal" on potential Nicholas Castellanos extension

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Posted at 3:36 PM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 15:36:42-04

(WXYZ) -- Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila told reporters Thursday that there's been "nothing formal" regarding a potential contract extension for outfielder Nicholas Castellanos.

"We haven't made any formal offer, nor have we talked formally about anything like that," Avila said Thursday in Lakeland. "But he knows that obviously it's in our minds, as it is in his mind. That's kind of where it's at.”

Castellanos told Tigers beat writer Jason Beck that he is also open to an extension in Detroit.

“I think both sides know at least the conversation would be welcome. I think that’s where it’s at now.”

Castellanos is currently set to become a free agent following the 2019 season.