The Mariners, as expected, did not extend qualifying offers of $15.3 million to any of their seven free agents prior to the 2 p.m. Monday deadline. That means they will not receive a compensatory draft pick if those players sign elsewhere.
The seven players affected are pitchers Joe Beimel and Chris Young; catcher Humberto Quintero, first baseman/DH Kendrys Morales; and outfielders Endy Chavez, Chris Denorfia and Franklin Gutierrez.
Elsewhere, 12 players got qualifying offers, including four linked to the Mariners as possible free-agent targets: Michael Cuddyer (Colorado), Victor Martinez (Detroit), Nelson Cruz (Baltimore) and Melky Cabrera (Toronto).
The Mariners would lose their first-round pick, currently No. 21 overall, if they sign any player who received a qualifying offer.
Others receiving offers:
Francisco Liriano (Pittsburgh), Russell Martin (Pittsburgh), Hanley Ramirez (Los Angeles Dodgers), David Robertson (New York Yankees), Pablo Sandoval (San Francisco), Ervin Santana (Atlanta), Max Scherzer (Detroit) and James Shields (Kansas City).
The exclusive negotiating window for clubs regarding their former players who became free agents expires at 9:01 p.m. Pacific time Monday. (The deadline corresponds to one minute after midnight Eastern time Tuesday.)
Once the deadline passes, free agents are permitted to negotiate — and sign — with any club.