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Sports briefs: Miami's Jose Fernandez, Tampa Bay's Wil Myers are Rookies of the Year

Published November 11, 2013 5:30 pm

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MLB • Pitcher Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins and right fielder Wil Myers of the Tampa Bay Rays have been selected baseball's Rookies of the Year, the Baseball Writers' Association of America announced Monday.

The 22-year-old Myers batted .293 with 13 home runs and 53 RBIs in only 88 games after he was called up from the minors June 18, earning the American League honor.

Fernandez went 12-6 with a 2.19 ERA to earn the National League award.

13 free agents reject $14.1M offers

MLB • Baseball's annual gathering of general managers began Monday in Orlando, Fla., when $14.1 million qualifying offers were turned down by all 13 free agents who received them from their former teams, a group that included Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli and Stephen Drew of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox.

Three Yankees also said no thanks: Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson and Hiroki Kuroda.

The others turning down the offers were Atlanta's Brian McCann, Cincinnati's Shin-Soo Choo, Cleveland's Ubaldo Jimenez, Kansas City's Ervin Santana, St. Louis' Carlos Beltran, Seattle's Kendrys Morales and Texas' Nelson Cruz.

If any of these players sign with a new team, his former club would receive an extra amateur draft pick at the end of the first round next June.

Djokovic defeats Nadal for title

TENNIS • Defending champion Novak Djokovic beat top-ranked Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4 to win the ATP World Tour Finals on Monday, extending his winning streak to 22 matches and claiming the season-ending title for the third time.

The Associated Press