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MLB set for arbitration shutout

Updated: February 17, 2013, 9:23 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Baseball is set to finish its first arbitration shutout.

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey and San Diego Padres left-hander Clayton Richard agreed to one-year contracts Saturday, making it all but certain there will be no salary arbitration hearings this year for the first time since the process began in 1974 -- arbitration was suspended for 1976 and 1977 while free agency was put in place.

No cases have been argued before three-person panels after 133 players filed ...

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