Jonathan Schoop had a breakout season in 2017, and the Baltimore Orioles apparently would like to keep him around for a while.

MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reported on Wednesday that the Orioles and Schoop have begun contract extension talks. He later amended his report with a less optimistic tone, saying another source said the talks are preliminary.

Schoop, 26, is under team control for the next two seasons and isn’t set to hit free agency until 2020.