Monday, November 4, 2013

Sox Make Offers To Jacoby, Drew And Napoli

The Red Sox announced this afternoon that they had made one-year qualifying offers ($14.1 million) to free agents Jacoby Ellsbury, Stephen Drew and Mike Napoli. Significantly, they did not make a qualifying offer to Jarrod Saltalamacchia. If the three players who were made offers sign with another team, the Red Sox would receive draft picks in compensation. Each player has one week to decide whether to accept Boston's offer. In all likelihood, Ellsbury—represented by Scott Boras—will not accept the offer and test the market. Red Sox GM Ben Cherington did say that the team wanted all the free agents back We shall see.