The New York Yankees did extend qualifying offers to Nick Swisher, Rafael Soriano and Hiroki Kuroda according to the New York Post. That same newspaper article stated the obvious that Swisher will probably not accept the offer by this coming Friday’s deadline. Soriano will likely not accept the offer, though the article did say there was an outside chance of him doing so. Russell Martin was not given a qualifying offer, which is no surprise considering that it would have cost the Yankees $13+ million for one year of that catcher’s services which is way above his market value.
Kuroda could accept the offer or ask for a slightly higher paycheck for a one year deal. The Yankees would like to have him back.