13 free agents turn down qualifying offers

ORLANDO, Florida (AP) The Boston Red Sox trio of Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli and Stephen Drew were among 13 free agents who on Monday turned down $14.1 million qualifying offers from their former teams.

Three Yankees also declined: Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson and Hiroki Kuroda.

The others turning down the offers were Atlanta's Brian McCann, Cincinnati's Shin-Soo Choo, Cleveland's Ubaldo Jimenez, Kansas City's Ervin Santana, St. Louis' Carlos Beltran, Seattle's Kendrys Morales and Texas' Nelson Cruz.

In two years of the new system, all 22 players given qualifying offers have said no.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

© Copyright 2016, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf05 at 27 Jul 2016 02:52:11 Processing Time: 423ms