MLB Qualifying Offers for the 2022-23 offseason have been tendered by today’s deadline, with fourteen players, including Texas Rangers pitcher Martin Perez, receiving a qualifying offer.
The other thirteen players to receive a qualifying offer are:
Players have until Sunday, November 20, to accept or decline the qualifying offer. If a player accepts the qualifying offer, they will be under contract for the 2023 season at $19.65 million. If a player rejects the qualifying offer (or signs elsewhere before November 20), the signing team will forfeit a draft pick and international bonus money, with the team losing the player receiving a compensatory pick.
Players who receive a qualifying offer can negotiate a multi-year deal with their original team, if they choose. The Rangers and Perez have been discussing a multi-year deal, with Jeff Wilson previously reporting that the Rangers have not been willing to go beyond two years and a third year option.
My guess is that, if a multi-year deal isn’t worked out, Perez accepts the QO. I also would guess that Joc Pederson, Tyler Anderson and Nathan Eovaldi accept the QO, with the others declining.