Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius said he is open to discussing a contract extension despite the fact he won't be a free agent until after next season.
"If they offer me something and I get a chance to stay here," Gregorius told NJ.com's Randy Miller, "I'll stay here."
Gregorius said he and the team have not yet discussed anything and ownership has yet to make an offer, but added he is focused on the 2018 season and not any impending free agency.
"All I worry about right now is my job," Gregorius said. "... The only thing I can control is playing the game the right way. If I do that, everything is going to be fine at the end."
Through 10 games this season, the 28-year-old Gregorius has a .375/.524/.906 batting line with three home runs and 10 RBIs. He hit .287 with a career-high 25 home runs and 87 RBIs in 2017.
He is earning $8.5 million this season and will be under team control next year before he can become a free agent.
"My preference is to stay in the big leagues, especially in New York," Gregorius said. "So I'd probably stay here."