Hunter Pence Agrees to 1-Year Deal with Phillies

The right fielder signed a $10.4 million deal to avoid arbitration

Right fielder Hunter Pence has agreed to a $10.4 million, one-year contract with the Phillies, avoiding arbitration.

The deal was announced Friday, and includes award bonuses.

Pence hit .314 with 22 homers and a career-high 97 RBIs for Houston and Philadelphia last season. He was acquired from the Astros on July 29.

The two-time All-Star led the Phillies in several offensive categories, including batting average (.324), on-base percentage (.394), slugging percentage (.560), hits (67) and total bases (116). Pence has a .292 average, 114 homers  and 412 RBIs in five seasons with Houston and Philadelphia.

The Phillies have no salary arbitration-eligible players remaining.

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