The New York Yankees chose not to extend a qualifying offer to infielder Didi Gregorius.
Gregorius, whose been a part of the team since 2015, will become a free agent as a result. He tallied 61 RBIs and 16 home runs last season, while maintaining his .238 batting average. Aroldis Chapman avoided the qualifying offer when he agreed to a three-year extension with the Yankees.
Gregorius missed a portion of the 2019 season as he recovered from Tommy John surgery.
He will be 30 years old when New York begins spring training and Yankees general manager Brian Cashman seemingly wants no part in issuing the $17.8 million qualifying offer to his longtime infielder ahead of Monday's deadline.
With the Yankees elimination in the ALCS, Cashman could likely pursue one of the marquee names set to become available in the coming weeks. Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon highlight potential free agents set to cash in on a successful postseason.