Yankees make offers to trio

Updated: November 3, 2012, 3:19 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

The New York Yankees made qualifying offers to three of their free agents by Friday's 5 p.m. ET deadline: closer Rafael Soriano, starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda and right-fielder Nick Swisher.

Of the three, only Kuroda is likely to accept the $13.3 million offer stipulated by the new collective bargaining agreement adopted by the players and the league last year. Soriano and Swisher are seeking long-term deals.

On Wednesday, Soriano notified the Yankees he would opt out ...

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