Craig Breslow's comments show Red Sox extension talks with Triston Casas are on ice

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The Boston Red Sox's youth movement is in full swing after the extensions of Brayan Bello and Ceddanne Rafaela. Many Red Sox fans think Triston Casas would complete the trifecta.

Days before the regular season started, Red Sox CEO and president Sam Kennedy appeared on an episode of the "Fenway Rundown" podcast and said the front office was in extension discussions with a few players. He never specified whom, as expected, but also that he didn't know whether the discussions would continue after the start of the season.

Less than two weeks later, Rafaela agreed to an extension with the Sox. Extension conversations persisted after Opening Day and fans hoped for another deal to keep Casas in a Red Sox uniform long-term.

It's been reported that Boston's front office has been in contract discussions with Casas' agents, but the negotiations haven't gotten far. Multiple sources have stated that Casas' agents and the front office are far apart in their numbers. Chief baseball officer Craig Breslow recently confirmed those reports.

Red Sox News: Craig Breslow says Boston has no more close extension talks in the works

Breslow told Red Sox media that there are no more close talks regarding extensions after Rafaela's deal, so Casas may not be extended any time soon. The first baseman is not taking an active part in any of the conversations, but he has previously stated that he would be fine with discussions continuing through the regular season.

Breslow also said that there comes a point when it makes sense to table discussions and pick them up in the offseason. It could be months before Red Sox Nation gets another update on Casas' potential extension progress.

The first baseman has said on multiple occasions that he isn't stressed about the extension negotiations. His focus is on improving as a player and building on his strong rookie season. If he is successful, Casas could net himself quite the deal — if the front office will shell out for it, of course.

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