Choo gets qualifying offer
Ahead of a 5 p.m. ET deadline on Monday, the Reds extended free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo a $14.1 million qualifying offer for a new one-year deal for 2014. Choo has until 5 p.m. ET on Nov. 11 to accept or decline the offer.
Should Choo reject the offer, which he is expected to do, he would be free to sign with any interested club – including the Reds.
If Choo signs with another team, Cincinnati would receive a compensation pick in the June First-Year Player Draft. All compensatory picks come between the first and second rounds, and are made in reverse order of winning percentage.
Meanwhile, a qualifying offer was not extended to free agent and longtime Reds starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo. That means the Reds get no compensation if Arroyo signs elsewhere.
Also not getting offers were LHP Zach Duke; INF Cesar Izturis; LHP Manny Parra; RHP Nick Masset
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