LThe Los Angeles Dodgers extended Qualified offers to free agents Corey Seager and Chris Taylor, but not Clayton Kershaw.
Seager and Taylor were two of 14 players who received $ 18.4 million, one-year qualifying offers before the Sunday night deadline. If players decline those offers and sign with another team, their former club is entitled to a draft pick as compensation.
Kershaw He has spent his 14-year professional career with Los Angeles, winning three Cy Young Awards and the 2020 World Series. He finished 10-8 with a 3.55 ERA in his 22 regular season starts, but wase lost the postseason with a left forearm injury that is not expected to require surgery.
The slugger of Atlanta, Freddie Freeman, received a qualifying offer from the World Series champions, while the American League champions, the Houston Astros, they extended offers to the shortstop Carlos Correa and right wing Justin Verlander. The latter missed the entire 2021 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, but the 38-year-old is hoping to return next season.
On Saturday, New York Mets announced that outfielder Michael Conforto and the right Noah sundergaard received qualified offers. The Toronto Blue Jays were the only other team with multiple offers, left-hander Robbie Ray and infielder Marcus Semien.
The Boston southpaw, Eduardo Rodriguez, the gardener from Cincinnati, Nick Castellanos, the Colorado shortstop, Trevor Story, the Los Angeles Angels reliever, Raisel Iglesias, and first base in San Francisco, Brandon Belt, complete the list of players who received qualified offers.
ANDAmong the stellar free agents who did not receive Such offers are: Colorado law, Jon Gray, the left-hander of the Chicago White Sox, Carlos Rodón, and the giants pitchers, Anthony DeSclafani and Alex Wood.
Players have until November 17 to decide whether to accept the offers. Only 10 out of 96 players who have received the offers have accepted them since the system was implemented in 2012.