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Insider Only Pirates intend to make $15.3 million qualifying offer to Russell Martin

The Pittsburgh Pirates, as expected, will make a qualifying offer to Russell Martin, Jon Heyman of CBSSports reports, citing league sources.
The qualifying offer will be $15.3 million.
Martin is expected to command a four to five year deal worth $14-$16 million per season in free agency.
Among the strongest suitors for Martin could include the Cubs, Dodgers and Texas Rangers who just hired Pirates bench Jeff Banister as their new manager today.

Meanwhile, Pirates officials contend no decision has been made on whether they will make a qualifying offer to Francisco Liriano. Liriano made $6 million in 2014 and is expected to command at least a three year deal worth around $36 million as a free agent.

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