Yankees extend qualifying offer to closer David Robertson

Monday November 3rd, 2014

The New York Yankees have extended a qualifying offer to closer David Robertson, the team announced Monday. 

The offer is worth $15.3 million over one season. Robertson now has one week to accept or decline the offer. 

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According to the Journal News, Robertson was the only Yankee to receive an offer, meaning veteran pitcher Hiroki Kuroda did not receive one. 

Robertson had a 3.08 ERA, 39 saves and 96 strikeouts in 64.1 innings in 2014. The 29-year-old is a former 17th-round draft pick by New York in 2006. 

Kuroda, 39, was 11-9 with a 3.71 ERA for the Yankees in 2014. In three seasons in New York, he was 38-33 with a 3.44 ERA and 463 strikeouts. 

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On Monday, it was reported that the Yankees are in talks to re-sign third baseman Chase Headley, who was acquired in a July trade. 

The Yankees went 84-79 last season, missing the playoffs for the second straight year. 

- Molly Geary

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