NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Yankees are expected to extend closer David Robertson a qualifying offer on Monday, according to the YES Network’s Jack Curry.
The one-year offer is for $15.3 million.
No player in MLB history has ever accepted a qualifying offer, though there is a possibility that Robertson will become the first to do so.
It’s highly unlikely that any other Yankees will receive qualifying offers. In addition to Robertson, the Yankees’ free agents include Chris Capuano, Stephen Drew, Chase Headley, Rich Hill, Hiroki Kuroda, Brandon McCarthy, Ichiro Suzuki and Chris Young.
In his first year as full-time closer — he had the unenviable task of replacing the legendary Mariano Rivera — Robertson converted 39 of 44 save opportunities and pitched to a 3.08 ERA in 64 1/3 innings. The right-hander struck out 96 and walked 23, allowing seven home runs.
The 29-year-old debuted with the Bombers in 2008.
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