Indians decline to make qualifying offers to Mike Napoli and Rajai Davis

CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Indians have declined to extend qualifying offers to pending free agents 1B Mike Napoli, and OF Rajai Davis.  

Both players would have required a one-year, $17.2 million dollar offer.

However, the door remains open for Davis and Napoli to rejoin the reigning American League Champions in 2017.  

"For Raj and Mike, we expressed our desire to potentially have them back," Indians team president Chris Antonetti said on Friday. "We recognize they both have alternatives, based on the years that they had, but we're certainly open to exploring different ways where both of them could be back here."

Napoli earned $10 million dollars in 2016, and responded by hitting a career high 34 HR and driving in 101 runs. He hit a disappointing .167 in the postseason.

Davis led the American League with 43 stolen bases.  


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