Rowand, Gagne, Pettitte offered arbitration at deadline

Updated: December 2, 2007, 4:59 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- On a deadline day that has lost much of its importance, major league teams offered salary arbitration Saturday to 17 of their former players who became free agents, a group that included outfielder Aaron Rowand and pitcher Livan Hernandez.

Before last year, the deadline day was Dec. 7 and players not offered arbitration couldn't re-sign with their former teams until May 1. But under baseball's new labor contract, agreed to during last year's World Series, free agents ...

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