Second baseman Robinson Cano and outfielders Curtis Granderson and Jacoby Ellsbury were among 13 Major League Baseball players who turned down $14.1 million qualifying offers from their teams, clearing them to negotiate with other clubs on the free-agent market.
The World Series-champion Boston Red Sox tendered one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offers to three of their free agents: outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, first baseman Mike Napoli and shortstop Stephen Drew.
Third baseman Alex Rodriguez hit his 630th career home run and Hiroki Kuroda pitched eight scoreless innings as the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-0 in their first home game of the Major League Baseball season.
Derek Jeter will miss the New York Yankees’ games this weekend because of a strained thigh, and General Manager Brian Cashman says the club hopes to avoid returning the 13-time All-Star shortstop to the disabled list.
The New York Yankees are on the brink of missing the Major League Baseball playoffs for the second time in 19 years after a 7-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, who solidified their hold on an American League wild-card spot.