Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hunter Pence Beats Astros in Year's Final Arbitration Case

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Hunter PencePHOENIX (AP) -- Outfielder Hunter Pence has defeated the Houston Astros in the final salary arbitration case of the offseason, giving players victories in two of three hearings this year.

Pence will make $6.9 million rather than the team's offer of $5.15 million.

Arbitrators Robert Herzog, Margaret Brogan and Fredric Horowitz made the decision Saturday, a day after hearing arguments.

Pence hit .282 with 25 homers, 91 RBI and 18 steals last year, when he made $3.5 million. Houston had won its previous four arbitration hearings.

 

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