Royals extend qualifying offers to 3 cornerstone players
The qualifying offers are one-year deals worth $17.4 million. If the offer is declined, the Royals would get a compensatory draft pick based on the value of the contracts those players sign elsewhere.
All three are expected to decline by the Nov. 16 deadline.
Kennedy went 5-13 with a 5.38 ERA last season, and his poor performance made it common sense that he would not opt out of the final three years and $49 million left on his contract.
Minor declined his $10 million option to seek a longer-term deal in free agency.
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Updated November 6, 2017