Curtis Granderson among 13 players to receive qualifying offer

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Curtis Granderson has been extended a qualifying offer.
Curtis Granderson has been extended a qualifying offer. (USATSI)

Monday at 5 p.m. ET was the deadline for teams to tender a qualifying offer to free-agents-to-be with at least six years of major-league service time.

The players who did receive an offer have exactly one week to either accept or decline the qualifying offer, which is a one-year deal worth $14.1 million. For the giant names like Robinson Cano and Jacoby Ellsbury, they'll obviously decline the offer, but it's important that their current teams make the offer, because there is draft pick compensation tied to the offer.

Teams signing players who decided to not accept a qualifying offer will forfeit their first round draft pick in next June's amateur draft. The first 10 picks are protected, however, so the Astros, Marlins, White Sox, Cubs, Twins, Mariners, Phillies, Rockies, Blue Jays and Mets would forfeit a second rounder -- not a first -- should they sign a player who refused a qualifying offer. Teams who lose a free agent to another team after making a qualifying offer receive as compensation a supplemental draft pick between the first and second rounds.

In all, 13 players received qualifying offers prior to Monday's deadline. Here's the full list:

Qualifying offer extended:

Carlos Beltran, Cardinals
Robinson Cano, Yankees
Shin-Soo Choo, Reds
Nelson Cruz, Rangers
Stephen Drew, Red Sox
Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox
Curtis Granderson, Yankees
Ubaldo Jimenez, Indians
Hiroki Kuroda, Yankees
Brian McCann, Braves
Kendrys Morales, Mariners
Mike Napoli, Red Sox
Ervin Santana, Royals

For a complete list of all free agents -- including the 150 or so players who didn't receive qualifying offers -- check out our free agent tracker, which will be updated throughout the offseason: FA tracker: Position players | FA tracker: Pitchers.

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