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Cleveland doesn't offer Mike Napoli, Rajai Davis

Cleveland doesn't offer Mike Napoli, Rajai Davis

The Cleveland Indians did not make qualifying offers to free agents Mike Napoli and Rajai Davis, two key players in their run to the World Series. 

Issuing the $17.2-million offers before Monday’s deadline would have guaranteed the team compensatory draft picks if the players sign elsewhere. The Indians said they have strong interest in re-signing Napoli, who led them with 101 RBIs, and Davis. But by not making the offers, they forfeit exclusive negotiating rights, and the players can talk with any team. 

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