Swisher, Soriano, reject offer

Obviously not a surprise, but now it’s official: Nick Swisher and Rafael Soriano have both turned down their qualifying offer from the Yankees, and will remain free agents. The Yankees are not expected to make an attempt to keep either player on a multi-year contract, but they will receive a supplemental first round draft pick for each if/when they sign with another team.

The Yankees are also waiting for Hiroki Kuroda’s decision on his offer. That’s not such a foregone conclusion as the other two, but the Yankees expect Kuroda to reject his offer as well.

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.