The Baltimore Orioles and Chris Tillman have kept the lines of communication open on a contract extension, but talks haven't gotten serious.

Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports writes that, "it's time to get serious if they truly want to bring him back."

Tillman, 28, pitched 172 innings in 2016, posting a 3.77 ERA, 140 strikeouts, 1.285 WHIP and 4.23 FIP.