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Red Sox Notebook

Three players decline qualifying offers from Red Sox

No surprise to Cherington

ORLANDO — It was no surprise to Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington that shortstop Stephen Drew, center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, and first baseman Mike Napoli officially declined their qualifying offers on Monday.

The free agents were offered one-year deals worth $14.1 million last week. If they sign with another team, the Red Sox would receive a supplemental first-round draft pick.

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