The Yankees made qualifying offers to Rafael Soriano, Hiroki Kuroda and Nick Swisher Friday, meaning if any of them wind up signing with another team, the Yankees will receive a draft pick. They will have until Nov. 9 to accept.

Swisher is almost certain to pass on the deal, worth $13.3 million for the coming season and will look for a longer, more lucrative contract elsewhere. Thanks to his repeated struggles in the playoffs, the Yankees don't figure to be a landing spot for him.

Soriano will no doubt be in the market for a multi-year contract, but there is an outside chance he could accept, since the $13.3 million added to the $1.5 million buyout the Yankees already owe him, would give the closer a raise of $800,000 from the $14 million he was due originally in the final year of his three-year contract.

As for Kuroda, the right-hander may be able to do better than a one-year contract after performing well in his first season in The Bronx.