Trio declines Sox qualifying offers

Updated: November 11, 2013, 5:44 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

ORLANDO, Fla. -- As expected, center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, shortstop Stephen Drew and first baseman Mike Napoli all declined their one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offers from the Boston Red Sox and are free to test the free-agent market.

Those players can still negotiate with the Red Sox, but if they sign with another team that team will forfeit a first-round draft pick (unless it owns one of the first 11 picks) and the Red Sox would get a compensatory pick in next year's ...

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