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The baseball season may or may not end with Game 6 of the World Series Wednesday night, but the Rangers have already made up their minds about their first bit of offseason roster construction.
They will make a $14.1 million qualifying offer to Nelson Cruz, which will get them draft pick compensation if the free agent outfielder elects to sign elsewhere.
“It’s a relatively easy decision,” Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. “We’d be happy to have him back on a one-year deal. And we’re not prohibited from continuing to talk to him while he sees what the market is. If he signs elsewhere, we get a draft pick that helps us as well.”
The Rangers have until five days after the completion of the Worlds Series to extend the offer. Cruz would have up until the 12th day after the end of the World Series to accept or reject the offer. If he rejects the offer, the Rangers could still negotiate with him.
Cruz, 33, is expected to reject the offer in search of a multi-year deal. The bigg...
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