Pitcher David Robertson reportedly has turned down the New York Yankees $15.3 million qualifying offer, but the team still hopes to re-sign him.
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.
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.
The Yankees went 84-79 last season, missing the playoffs for the second straight year.
- Molly Geary