The Atlanta Braves are expected to make a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer to Ervin Santana before Monday's deadline.

Making a qualifying offer guarantees a compensatory draft pick if a player declines and signs with another team.

Santana started the season by going 4-0 with a 1.99 ERA in his first six starts, then went 1-3 with a 6.44 ERA in his next six. He regrouped and was 8-4 with a 3.05 ERA and a 88 strikeouts in 91 1/3 innings over his next 14 starts, then ended the season going 1-3 with a 6.51 ERA.