Yankees To Extend Qualifying Offers To Cano, Kuroda, But Unsure On Granderson

According to Jon Heyman, the Yankees will make qualifying offer to Robinson Cano and Hiroki Kuroda, and will consider sending one to Curtis Granderson. This is unsurprising, but it does verify that the team wont be sending an offer to Phil Hughes. Though Hughes hardly performed well enough to receive an offer, the pitching market isn’t in great shape, and I find it hard to imagine that he’d want to return to the Yankees in 2014.

The Yankees have until November 4th to issue the 1 year $14.1 million qualifying offer to departing free agents. In the end, Granderson will likely receive one, but I wouldn’t expect any other offers after that.