MLB set for arbitration shutout
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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