American League single-season home run king Aaron Judge, ace pitcher Jacob deGrom and All-Star shortstop Trea Turner were among the 14 free agents to receive qualifying offers from their most recent teams by Thursday’s deadline.
The qualifying offer is for a one-year contract worth $19.65 million, the average of the top 125 salaries in Major League Baseball.
Teams can make the qualifying offer to their own players as they enter free agency, though most players turn it down in favor of a longer-term contract either with their old club or elsewhere.
Players have 10 days to decide whether to accept the qualifying offer.
The full list of 14 free agents with qualifying offers:
–Dansby Swanson, Atlanta Braves
–Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox
–Nathan Eovaldi, Boston Red Sox
–Willson Contreras, Chicago Cubs
–Tyler Anderson, Los Angeles Dodgers
–Trea Turner, Los Angeles Dodgers
–Chris Bassitt, New York Mets
–Jacob deGrom, New York Mets
–Brandon Nimmo, New York Mets
–Aaron Judge, New York Yankees
–Anthony Rizzo, New York Yankees
–Joc Pederson, San Francisco Giants
–Carlos Rodon, San Francisco Giants
–Martin Perez, Texas Rangers
–Field Level Media