Wade Davis

MLB: Qualifying offers extended to nine free agents

MLB: Qualifying offers extended to nine free agents

The Kansas City Royals trio of first baseman Eric Hosmer, third baseman Mike Moustakas and outfielder Lorenzo Cain was among nine free agents who have received $17.4 million qualifying offers from their teams.

Chicago Cubs pitchers Jake Arrieta and Wade Davis also received the offers, as did Rays pitcher Alex Cobb, Colorado Rockies closer Greg Holland, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn and Cleveland Indians catcher Carlos Santana.

Players have until Nov. 16 to accept. If they sign with new teams, their old clubs would get an extra draft pick as compensation — possibly a much lower selection than in the past under the rules in baseball's new labor...

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