Dodgers’ Ryu only player to accept $17.9M qualifying offer

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              FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throws to an Atlanta Braves batter during the first inning of Game 1 of a baseball National League Division Series in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu was the only player to accept among the seven given $17.9 million qualifying offers by their former teams on Nov. 2. Ryu accepted the offer before the Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 deadline and is considered a signed player. He is just the sixth to accept among the 80 qualifying offers made since the process began in 2012. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu was the only player to accept among the seven given $17.9 million qualifying offers by their former teams on Nov. 2.

Ryu accepted the offer before Monday’s deadline and is considered a signed player. He is just the sixth to accept among the 80 qualifying offers made since the process began in 2012.

A 31-year-old left-hander, Ryu was 7-3 with a 1.97 ERA in 15 starts, sidelined from May 2 to Aug. 15 by a groin injury.

Among those who didn’t accept were outfielder Bryce Harper (Washington), closer Craig Kimbrel (Boston), left-handers Patrick Corbin (Arizona) and Dallas Keuchel (Houston), outfielder A.J. Pollock (Arizona) and catcher Yasmani Grandal (Dodgers).

If a player who turned down a qualifying offer signs a major league contract with another club before the June amateur draft, his former club will receive a draft pick as compensation at the end of the first round.