The Toronto Blue Jays have extended $17.2 million qualifying offers to free agents Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista but not to Michael Saunders, who is free to sign with other clubs without the penalty of a compensatory draft pick.

The offers, made ahead of Monday’s 5 p.m. ET deadline, will be rejected by the two sluggers, who are among the top offensive players poised to hit the open market at 12:01 a.m. ET Tuesday when free agents can begin negotiating with all 30 teams.

The cost of a draft pick to sign a qualified free agent can reduce interest in a player, but that won’t affect Encarnacion or Bautista.