The Phillies avoided arbitration with outfielder Hunter Pence Friday and agreed on a one-year contract worth $10.4 million, including award bonuses, according to Phillies assistant GM Scott Proefrock.
The 28-year-old Pence hit .314 with 22 home runs and a career-high 97 RBIs in 154 games last season with the Astros and Phillies. Pence quickly became a fan favorite after the Phils acquired him from Houston on July 29 and he led the team in batting average (.324), on-base percentage (.394), slugging percentage (.560), hits (67) and total bases (116).
With Pence in the fold, the Phillies now have no salary arbitration-eligible players left.
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