Houston Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus and Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters on Friday became the first two players to accept qualifying offers from their teams in the short history of the contracts, according to multiple reports.
Dodgers left-hander Brett Anderson also later accepted his qualifying offer as well.
Rasmus and Wieters are both 29 years old and will each earn $15.8 million, a figure based on the average of the top 125 player salaries from the 2015 season.
Rasmus hit .238 for Houston last year with 25 home runs and drove in 61 runs. Weiters, who has spent his entire career with Baltimore, hit .267 with eight home...