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August 23, 2001

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Cedeno contract offer rejected by Tigers

Detroit If Roger Cedeno is going to re-sign with the Detroit Tigers, he will be doing it during the off-season.

The Tigers rejected Cedeno's latest offer for a contract extension on Wednesday, which was set as a deadline to get a deal done.

Both sides have agreed to end negotiations until after the season.

Cedeno's agent, Chris Leible, said an agreement couldn't be reached.

"We imposed a deadline because we didn't want it to affect Roger's play during the season," Leible said.

Cedeno, who is leading the major leagues with 49 stolen bases, is eligible to be a free agent after this season.

The latest offer from Cedeno was for a four-year contract extension worth more than $25 million, a team source told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Cedeno rejected a three-year, $13.5 million contract extension in July.

Brewers' Rigdon out for season

Milwaukee Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Paul Rigdon will miss the rest of the season after having an operation on his elbow. General manager Dean Taylor said Rigdon had the surgery Tuesday in Cleveland. The operation by Dr. Louis Keppler decompressed and transposed the ulnar nerve and removed bone spurs and scar tissue in the right elbow.

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