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.