PHILADELPHIA – Right-fielder Hunter Pence and the Philadelphia Phillies agreed Friday to a US$10.4-million, one-year contract.
The deal was at the midpoint between the $11.8 million he had asked for in arbitration last week and the $9 million the Phillies had offered. He can earn additional award bonuses.
Pence hit .314 with 22 homers and a career-high 97 RBIs for Houston and Philadelphia last season, when he made $6.9 million. He was acquired from the Astros on July 29.
A two-time all-star, Pence has a .292 average, 114 homers and 412 RBIs in five seasons with Houston and Philadelphia.
Pence also can earn $50,000 for all-star election or selection, $50,000 each for Gold Glove, Silver Slugger and league championship series MVP, and $100,000 apiece for NL MVP and World Series MVP.
Philadelphia has settled with all its players in arbitration.