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Joc Pederson accepts San Francisco Giants’ qualifying offer, according to reports

Nov 15, 2022, 1:28 PM | Updated: 3:42 pm

Joc Pederson #23 of the San Francisco Giants catches a ball hit by Ezequiel Tovar #14 of the Colora...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Joc Pederson #23 of the San Francisco Giants catches a ball hit by Ezequiel Tovar #14 of the Colorado Rockies in the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies on September 27, 2022 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Brandon Vallance/Getty Images)

(Photo by Brandon Vallance/Getty Images)

Joc Pederson has accepted the San Francisco Giants‘ qualifying offer.

MLB Insider Mark Feinsand was the first to report the news, saying on Twitter Pederson and Martin Perez were the only two players to accept their qualifying offers. The team confirmed the news later in the afternoon.

A qualifying offer is extended to players who “spent the entire 2022 season with the same team before hitting free agency when the World Series concluded and have not previously gotten a qualifying offer.” A qualifying offer for the 2023 season is worth $19.65 million deal if the players accept.

A Bay Area native, Joc Pederson led the team in home runs with 23 last season, also notching a .874 OPS, averaging .274 at the plate, and his second All-Star selection.

Carlos Rodón was also extended a qualifying offer from the Giants. He has until Sunday, Nov. 20, to accept it. Rodón recently became a free agent when he declined his player option to return to San Francisco. The left-handed pitcher is expected to be courted hard in free agency after recording a 14-8 record last season on a 2.88 ERA.

If Rodón signs with another team, the Giants will be rewarded a draft pick.

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