All you need to know: MLB news, rumors for Jan. 17
Here's a quick roundup on the MLB day that was.
With the arbitration filing deadline coming Friday, there wasn't much more going on in baseball news aside from that.
On that front, here's the list of players who signed a deal and avoided arbitration. Also of note are the players who didn't reach an agreement and might be headed to arbitration -- and we know that three Atlanta players are headed that way.
Other than that, it was an incredibly slow day as we still wait for a certain Japanese starting pitcher to sign and likely unclog that market in free agency.
•CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman has the latest on the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes, with the Chicago teams looking like strong contenders.
•The Reds are apparently headed toward arbitration with starting pitcher Homer Bailey at this point, though Reds general manager Walt Jocketty tells MLB.com they are working toward a multi-year deal with Bailey. If a deal isn't struck, Bailey would hit free agency after this coming season.