Roy­als trio get qual­i­fy­ing of­fers

USA TODAY US Edition - - SPORTS -

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

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