By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports
We're a week into the new year and we still have a lack of clarity surrounding several big-name free agents in Major League Baseball. One top-notch player did come off the market yesterday as outfielder Alex Gordon signed a four-year, $72 million deal with the Kansas City Royals.
More things should clear up as the days dwindle down in advance of Spring Training, but until then, check out the latest MLB rumors and news below.
• Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Griffey received a record 99.3% of the votes.