Tigers make $15.3 million qualifying offers to Max Scherzer, Victor Martinez


As expected the Tigers have made $15.3 million qualifying offers to free agents Max Scherzer and Victor Martinez, essentially offering them one-year contracts to return.

Both players will turn the qualifying offer down, at which point the Tigers will be eligible to receive draft pick compensation if they sign elsewhere.

Rejecting the qualifying offer does not impact a player’s ability to re-sign with his original team.

Houston’s Yordan Alvarez leaves game with ankle discomfort

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HOUSTON — Houston slugger Yordan Alvarez left the Astros’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning with left ankle discomfort.

Alvarez, who is tied for second in the American League with 37 home runs, rolled his ankle running out of the box on a single in the first inning.

He looked to be in some pain as he jogged to first base and was checked on briefly by manager Dusty Baker and a trainer before remaining in the game. Serving as the designated hitter, he struck out in the third inning before being replaced by pinch-hitter David Hensley for his at-bat in the fifth.