Filed under: AstrosPHOENIX (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.