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Joc Pederson Reveals Decision on Giants' Qualifying Offer

Adam Taylor McKillop
San Francisco Giants All-Star outfielder Joc Pederson revealed his decision on a 2023 qualifying offer.
San Francisco Giants All-Star outfielder Joc Pederson revealed his decision on a 2023 qualifying offer. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The MLB's qualifying offer deadline was Tuesday and 14 players had important decisions to make about futures with their respective franchises. San Francisco Giants outfielder Joc Pederson was one of the 14 players given a qualifying offer.

He revealed his decision.

Pederson is just one of two players to accept their qualifying offers, joining Martin Perez of the Texas Rangers. The All-Star outfielder returns to the Giants on a one-year deal worth $19.65 million.

Qualifying offers were instituted as a competitive balance measure. Teams have the ability to give departing free agents a qualifying offer, a one-year deal worth the sum of the league's highest paid players. Oftentimes, that average nets out more lucrative in terms of average annual value (AAV), as is the case with Pederson. His market value is just $14.6 million according to Sportrac.

The qualifying offer gives teams a desperate attempt to keep players of important value. If a departing free agent rejects the QO and signs elsewhere, the previous team is given draft compensation.

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