Astros, Hunter Pence Avoid Arbitration

The Astros have avoided arbitration with Hunter Pence, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $3.5MM, tweets Alyson Footer of MLB.com.  The signing leaves Houston with two remaining arbitration-eligible players: Wandy Rodriguez and Tim Byrdak.

Pence received his first All-Star selection in 2009, hitting .282/.346/.472 with 25 homers. He also played a solid right field, recording a UZR/150 of 5.3.

This was the 26-year-old outfielders' first time being arb-eligible.  The two parties met in the middle as Pence submitted a figure of $4.1MM and Houston submitted $3.1MM.


3 Responses to Astros, Hunter Pence Avoid Arbitration Leave a Reply

  1. metfan75 5 years ago

    Solid deal. Hunter keeps getting better every year. Maybe 2010 will be his breakout year.

  2. NL_East_Rivalry 5 years ago

    The other day I was flipping through a dictionary and happened to look at the pitcher for underrated. Can you believe that it was a photo of Hunter Pence? — I just can’t understand how the Stros’ don’t make runs for it.

  3. RobbyG77 5 years ago

    Right in the middle would have been 3.6……. not the 3.5 he signed for

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