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Colon, Millwood offered arbitration; Maddux not

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Network) - A flurry of pitchers, including righthanders of the Chicago and of the Philadelphia were offered arbitration by their clubs before a midnight (et) deadline on Sunday. However, it appears 's time in Atlanta has run out as the four-time Cy Young Award winner was not offered arbitration by the . Also, the New York offered lefthanders and salary arbitration.

Clubs that didn't offer salary arbitration to those eligible players lost rights to negotiate with them until May 1st. If offered arbitration, players have until December 19 to accept or reject the move. By accepting, the player will return to the team for at least one season. By rejecting, a team can keep negotiating with that player until January 8.

Colon, who reportedly rejected a three-year, $36 million offer by the , is coming off a season that saw him go 15-13 with a 3.87 ERA and nine complete games over 34 starts.

Even though the offered Millwood arbitration, he likely won't be back in Philadelphia in 2004. The team traded for lefthander earlier in the week and are burdened by his $9 million salary for next season. Millwood was reportedly asking for a five-year contract, while the were offering a three-year, $30 million pact. Last season, Millwood threw a no- hitter in compiling a 14-12 record with a 4.01 ERA.

Last year at this time the offered arbitration for Maddux and the righthander accepted and got a one-year, $14.75 million contract. This time around, the aren't willing to spend that kind of money for the 37-year- old's services.

Last season, Maddux had a 16-11 mark and a 3.86 ERA, as he completed his 11th consecutive year in Atlanta.

The also didn't offer salary arbitration for outfielder or catcher , both of whom are expected to command huge dollars in the free agent market. Sheffield is reportedly close to signing a contract with the .

The 40-year-old Wells, who is coming off back surgery this past week, would likely accept the ' arbitration offer. Pettitte is being courted by several teams for multi-year contracts. It's unlikely Pettitte will take New York's arbitration offer.

Wells had a 15-7 mark with a 4.14 ERA last season, while Pettitte went 21-8 with a 4.02 ERA.

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