BOSTON (CBS) — The Red Sox extended a one-year qualifying offer to Eduardo Rodriguez over the weekend. But the team hopes to commit much more to the lefty than that one-year pact.

The Red Sox have made a multiyear offer to Rodriguez, according to MLB Insider Jon Heyman. Boston’s qualifying offer to the pitcher was for one-year at $18.4 million.

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Rodriguez has until Nov. 17 to accept or decline the offer, or he could also agree to a long-term deal with Boston. He’d be free to sign anywhere if he declines the offer, though teams would then have to surrender a draft pick to Boston. The Los Angeles Angels have already expressed interest in his services, according to a report.

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Rodriguez, 28, is 64-39 with a 4.16 ERA and 1.313 WHIP over his six-year career with Boston. He is coming off a mixed campaign in 2021 where he went 13-8 with a career-high 4.74 ERA, after missing the 2020 season with myocarditis stemming from his battle with COVID-19. But he was fantastic in 2019, when he won 19 games to go with 213 strikeouts over 203.1 innings — all career highs for the southpaw.

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For now, the Red Sox have Nathan Eovaldi, Chris Sale and Nick Pivetta making up their rotation, with Tanner Houck and Garrett Whitlock potential options for the backend.