Robinson Cano headed to the Seattle Mariners for about $240 million over the next 10 seasons, exiting New York after the Yankees declined to boost their contract offer of seven years and approximately $170 million.
The New York Yankees agreed to a seven-year deal worth $153 million with free-agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who helped lead the Boston Red Sox to a World Series championship in October, CBS Sports.com reported.
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.
Mike Napoli hit a three-run double and Jon Lester pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings as the Boston Red Sox won the opening game of Major League Baseball’s World Series 8-1 against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Napoli hit a home run and scored on a wild pitch to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 win against the Detroit Tigers that moved them within one win of advancing to Major League Baseball’s World Series.