Royals trio get qualifying offers
Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, third baseman Mike Moustakas and outfielder Lorenzo Cain were among nine free agents who received $17.4 million qualifying offers from their teams Monday. Chicago Cubs pitchers Jake Arrieta and Wade Davis also received the offers, as did Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb, Colorado Rockies closer Greg Holland, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn and Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana.
Players have until Nov. 16 to accept. If they sign with a new team, their former club would get an extra draft pick as compensation. Free agents could start negotiating contracts with all teams starting Monday evening.
Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has hit 25 home runs in each of the last two seasons. JOHN HEFTI/USA TODAY SPORTS