Brian Cashman said he has not heard officially, but based on his conversations with the agents for Hiroki Kuroda, Nick Swisher and Rafael Soriano, he expects all three to decline their qualifying offers. Scott Boras has made it clear to Cashman that Soriano will decline.
Rafael Soriano turns down qualifying offer, but is still on Yankees' radar
By Jon Heyman | Baseball Insider
Rafael Soriano is still in talks with the Yankees after rejecting their offer. (US Presswire)
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Yankees closer Rafael Soriano rejected the club's $13.3 million qualifying offer by Friday's deadline, but the sides are continuing to talk.
Soriano is believed to prefer staying with the Yankees.
All-time great closer Mariano Rivera has told the Yankees he's coming back, but the Yankees would like to have both closers.
... and compiled a 16 win season with a 3.32 ERA and a 1.165 WHIP, as a NEW YORK YANKEE...this man knows how to pitch without overthrowing.
"It says that he’s special," Pettitte said of Girardi. "And he’s a great man. I mean, what else can you say? He’s special in every way, and a dear friend to me when I played this game, and amazing to me as a manager. You can’t say much more than he’s a good man and I love him to death." - Andy Pettitte