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Nine players decline qualifying offers
11/09/2012 4:58 PM ET
NEW YORK -- Each of the below nine players presented with qualifying offers by their former clubs have declined those offers, it was announced today by the Major League Baseball Players Association:

Michael Bourn, ATL
Josh Hamilton, TEX
Hiroki Kuroda, NYY
Adam LaRoche, WAS
Kyle Lohse, STL
David Ortiz, BOS
Rafael Soriano, NYY
Nick Swisher, NYY
B.J. Upton, TB

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