NEW YORK -- Jeff Weaver faced a Sunday deadline to re-sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers, who would lose the right to sign him until May unless they reached an agreement before midnight EST.
Weaver's agent, Scott Boras, said Friday night that he was still talking with the Dodgers about Weaver, who went 14-11 with a 4.22 ERA last season.
Also facing the deadline were infielder Alex Gonzalez and Tampa Bay, second baseman Rich Aurilia and Cincinnati and pitcher Pedro Astacio and San Diego.
First baseman Eduardo Perez, the fifth remaining unsigned free agent among the 26 offered salary arbitration on Dec. 7, has been working on finalizing a contract with Cleveland and has not been talking to the Devil Rays, his former club.
Under baseball's labor contract, free agents offered arbitration have until Jan. 8 to re-sign with their former teams. After that, they can't re-sign until May 1.