Carlos Santana is not expected to accept a $17.4 million qualifying offer to play with the Indians next season.

The Indians made the offer to Santana on Nov. 6 and he has until Thursday to accept or reject it. If he rejects it, he will have draft pick compensation tied to him.

Jon Heyman of Fanrags.com was first to report that Santana, along with the eight other players who received qualifying offers from their old teams, would not accept them.

The Indians say they have not heard anything official from Santana's agents.

Santana, 31, has spent his entire big-league career with the Indians. Last season he hit .259 (148-for-571) with 37 doubles, 23 homers and 79 RBI in 154 games. He is the Indians franchise leader in home runs (174) and RBI (587) by a switch-hitter.

He ranks second in the big leagues over the last eight years with 689 walks. Cincinnati's Joey Votto is first. Santana ranks fourth in franchise history in walks