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.
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, last month’s World Series Most Valuable Player, and New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano were among the 18 winners of Major League Baseball’s annual Silver Slugger awards.
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.
Derek Jeter signed a one-year, $12 million contract with the New York Yankees, remaining with the only Major League Baseball team he’s played for after a season he described as an injury-filled nightmare.
Curtis Granderson, Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano hit solo home runs to help the New York Yankees defeat the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 and move within a game of one of the two American League wild-card playoff spots.