MLB Poised for Arbitration Shutout


Published on February 17 2013 7:28 am
Last Updated on February 17 2013 7:33 am
Written by Wayne Moran

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey and San Diego Padres left-hander Clayton Richard agreed to one-year contracts Saturday, making it even more likely there will be no salary arbitration hearings this year, a first since the process began in 1974.

There have been no cases argued before the three-person panel that decides disputes after 133 players filed for arbitration last month.

Relief pitcher Darren O'Day and the Baltimore Orioles have an agreement on a $5.8 million, two-year contract that is pending a physical. As long as that deal is completed, arbitration season will be over.