"We expected him to opt out. We did have one meeting with his agent, about a week, 10 days ago," Alderson said, adding he will meet with the agent again this week. "I would say there was some interest on their part in perhaps doing something sooner rather than later. But I think this particular situation is going to have to work itself out. That doesn't mean that we're looking for the same sort of late offseason resolution that we had last year."