Nov. 4 offseason roundup: Qualifying offer deadline passes
The story for Monday was the passing of MLB's deadline for qualifying offers. Plus other updates.
Each day we're undertaking a roundup of offseason transactions, and the story for Monday was mostly about qualifying offers. We recapped the process and its implications earlier, but here's a quick reminder of the 13 players who received qualifying offers in advance of the deadline:
St. Louis Cardinals
Robinson Cano , New York Yankees
Shin-Soo Choo , Cincinnati Reds
Nelson Cruz , Texas Rangers
Stephen Drew , Boston Red Sox
Jacoby Ellsbury , Red Sox
Curtis Granderson , Yankees
Ubaldo Jimenez , Cleveland Indians
Hiroki Kuroda , Yankees
Brian McCann , Atlanta Braves
Kendrys Morales , Seattle Mariners
Mike Napoli , Red Sox
Ervin Santana , Kansas City Royals
Again, check the earlier post if want to know what a qualifying offer is and what it means for both player and team. Elsewhere ...
•The Baltimore Orioles declined to exercise their option on INF Alexi Casilla .
•The Braves declined to exercise their option on OF Reed Johnson .
•OF Quentin Berry opted for free agency after the Red Sox outrighted him to Triple-A.
•Although San Diego Padres OF Mark Kotsay previously announced his retirement, on Monday he filed for free agency.
The Mets are having fun again
Both continued their hot stretches on Monday
The Bridgeport Bluefish continue to make news any way they can
The former NFL quarterback has a baseball offer
Rookie Alex Reyes will remain in the Cardinals rotation
Right-hander hasn't won since July 19 and had been on the disabled list