The Baltimore Orioles would like to pursue long-term contract extensions for some of their young players.
"We are very focused on keeping this organization as successful and healthy as possible, within the constraints of reality," general manager Mike Elias said.
"Obviously, we have players here that we love ... and part of the calculus of keeping this franchise healthy is pursuing or examining opportunities to possibly keep some of these guys longer."
The Orioles won 101 games, but were eliminated by the Texas Rangers in the ALDS.
Adley Rutshman and Gunnar Henderson are two players that could fit the mold for a proactive contract extension.
"We quietly work on this in the background," Elias said. "I don't want to be the one now talking about it, but obviously that's a part of our job as a front office."