Realmuto, Springer, LeMahieu all reject offers

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Catcher J.T. Realmuto, outfielder George Springer and second baseman DJ LeMahieu rejected their qualifying offers on Wednesday, the deadline for players who received the $18.9 million offer to decide on it.

Right-hander Trevor Bauer had previously rejected his offer.

If the four players sign with another team in free agency, their former teams will receive draft-pick compensation at the end of the first round in the 2021 draft or at the end of competitive balance round B. The placement depends on whether the new contract is worth $50 million or more and the revenue-sharing and luxury tax status of the team losing the player.

A team signing the player would give up either its third-highest draft pick, its second-highest pick and $500,000 of international signing bonus allotment, or its second- and fifth-highest selections and $1 million of international signing bonus allotment, depending on revenue-sharing and luxury tax status of the signing club.

New York Mets right-hander Marcus Stroman and San Francisco Giants right-hander Kevin Gausman were the only two players to accept the offers, putting them under contract with their teams for the 2021 season.

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