Report: David Robertson turns down Yankees qualifying offer

Monday November 10th, 2014

Pitcher David Robertson has turned down the New York Yankees' $15.3 million qualifying offer, reports Jack Curry of YES Network

According to Curry, the Yankees will continue to negotiate with the closer and hope to sign him to a multi-year deal. 

Since the Yankees extended a qualifying offer and were declined, if Robertson signs with a different team, New York will receive a compensatory pick in the 2015 MLB Draft. 

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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.

New York is reportedly also in talks to re-sign third baseman Chase Headley and would like to re-sign pitcher Brandon McCarthy. On Sunday, the Yankees re-signed outfielder Chris Young to a one-year deal

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

- Molly Geary

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