8:44 AM EST, Sat December 03, 2016

Indians opt to not extend qualifying offer to Mike Napoli, other free agents

The Indians on Monday opted not to extend a qualifying offer to Mike Napoli or any of their three free agents ahead of the 5 p.m. deadline to do so. Napoli was the only genuine candidate to receive a qualifying offer by the Indians. Outfielders Rajai Davis and Coco Crisp also did not receive an offer. Teams can extend their impending free agents a qualifying offer that represents a one-year contract and is valued by the average of the top 125 salaries in baseball from the previous season. This offseason, that number is $17.2 million. If players accept the qualifying offer, then they...

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