Free agency opened on Saturday after the New York Yankees made qualifying offers by the Friday deadline to three of their 13 free agents.
According to Dan Martin and George A. King III of the New York Post, the three offered the one-year, $13.3 million qualifying offer (and thus qualifying for draft-pick compensation should they sign elsewhere) were pitchers Hiroki Kuroda and Rafael Soriano and outfielder Nick Swisher. The trio now has until Friday to decide whether to reject or decline the offers.
Not extended qualifying offers were catcher Russell Martin; outfielders Raul Ibanez, Ichiro Suzuki, Darnell McDonald and Andruw Jones; and pitchers Pedro Feliciano, Mariano Rivera, Freddy Garcia and Derek Lowe.
Here’s the latest news is on the offseason transaction front: