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Giants May Deal Pence, Lincecum, Lopez

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Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants pitches during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on April 26, 2013 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants pitches during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on April 26, 2013 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS Sports) — The San Francisco Giants are listening on potential trades for outfielder Hunter Pence, starter Tim Lincecum and reliever Javier Lopez, their three major free agents, but a person connected to the Giants organization pegged the price as “very strong” on Pence and Lincecum.

One reason the ask is high on both players, sources said, is that the Giants plan to make a qualifying offer to both after the year, which would bring them a coveted draft choice assuming neither player takes the offer.

The qualifying offer is expected to be slightly higher than the $13.3 million it was last year.

READ MORE from CBS Sports on the potential Giants trade deals.

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