The Texas Rangers took steps towards addressing the futures of two players Friday by not making a qualifying offer to catcher Mike Napoli and making Alexi Ogando a starter.
The club also opted to make a qualifying offer of 13.3 million (average salary of top 125 players) to Josh Hamilton, guaranteeing the Rangers draft-pick compensation should the free agent sign with another team.
As for Napoli, the Rangers weren't comfortable with that figure and will get nothing if Napoli signs with another team.
"We'd like to have Nap back but at the predetermined figure we weren't comfortable there," Texas general manager Jon Daniels said. "We're going to continue to talk and the door's very much open."
Friday was the deadline to submit qualifying offers to team's free agents and Hamilton was the lone one the Rangers made an offer to. Hamilton has until next 4 p.m. Friday to make a decision. He's made it clear that he plans to test the free agent market, making the rejection of the off...