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.
Pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez of the Cleveland Indians received a five-game suspension and was fined an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing a pitch at former teammate Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies.
Roy Halladay became the fifth pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in both the National and American Leagues after a season in which he threw a perfect game and pitched his best at the close of the season.
The New York Yankees didn’t make a move in the week before Major League Baseball’s trade deadline for the first time since 2002, while the sport’s six division leaders all bolstered their rosters for a postseason push.