Sandoval among 12 to reject offers

New York, NY ( – San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo
Sandoval was one of 12 players who rejected a one-year qualifying offer from
their team prior to Monday’s deadline.

As expected, every player tendered a one-year, $15.3 million offer rejected
it, the Major League Baseball Players Association said.

Veteran outfielder Michael Cuddyer signed a two-year contract with the New
York Mets on Monday after rejecting his offer from the Colorado Rockies.

Sandoval, 28, had an MLB-record 26 hits this postseason to help the Giants win
their third World Series title in five years and is now free to sign with any

After submitting qualifying offers to their players, each of the former teams
will receive a compensatory pick between the first and second rounds of next
year’s draft if that player signs with another club.

The Mets gave up the 15th overall pick to ink Cuddyer.

Pitcher Francisco Liriano and catcher Russell Martin rejected offers from the
Pirates and pitcher James Shields did the same from the AL-champion Royals.

Also rejecting offers were Melky Cabrera (Blue Jays), Nelson Cruz (Orioles),
MVP candidate Victor Martinez and Max Scherzer (Tigers), Hanley Ramirez
(Dodgers), David Robertson (Yankees) and Ervin Santana (Braves).