Now Commenting On:

Cano, Granderson, Kuroda receive qualifying offers

Cano, Granderson, Kuroda receive qualifying offers

Cano, Granderson, Kuroda receive qualifying offers

NEW YORK -- The Yankees elected on Monday to extend qualifying offers to second baseman Robinson Cano, outfielder Curtis Granderson and starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda ahead of the 5 p.m. ET deadline.

Each player will now have until 5 p.m. on Nov. 11 to either accept or decline his one-year, $14.1 million offer.

Though Cano is expected to decline the initial offer and test the free-agent market, the qualifying offer is substantial because it sets up the Yankees to receive a compensatory pick between the first and second rounds of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft if Cano ultimately decides to decline the offer and sign elsewhere. The same applies for Granderson and Kuroda.

As for Granderson, the 32-year-old outfielder received a qualifying offer despite playing in just 61 games this past season. Injuries limited the three-time All-Star throughout the summer, as he hit just .229 with seven home runs and 15 RBIs after turning in two consecutive seasons of 40-plus homers and 100-plus RBIs.

Granderson is two years removed from leading the American League with 119 RBIs in 2011, while also finishing second in the AL in home runs (41) and atop the Majors with 136 runs scored. In four seasons overall with the Yanks, Granderson is hitting .245 with 115 homers and 307 RBIs over 513 games.

Kuroda's offer would be a slight pay cut from the $15 million he made this past season, when he went 11-13 with a 3.31 ERA. The numbers were very similar to the ones he put up in his first year with New York in 2012, when he went 16-11 with a 3.32 ERA.

Though he will turn 39 years old before next season, Kuroda has pitched at least 196 innings and notched double-digit win totals in each of the past four seasons. The right-hander has been a model of consistency since joining the Majors after pitching 11 seasons in Japan, turning in a sub-4.00 ERA in each of his six big league seasons, while making at least 30 starts in five of those campaigns.

Paul Casella is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @paul_casella. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español