Phillies Avoid Arbitration With Ben Francisco

The Phillies have agreed to a one-year, $1.175MM deal with Ben Francisco, tweets Matt Gelb of The Philadelphia Inquirer.  The 29-year-old outfielder is represented by John Boggs.

This offseason was Francisco's very first as an arbitration eligible player.  In 2010, Francisco turned in a .268/.327/.441 slash line with six homers in 197 plate appearances.  Philadelphia acquired the right-handed batter from Cleveland in the deal that brought them Cliff Lee in 2009.  To keep up with the status of every arbitration eligible player, bookmark our handy Arb Tracker.

Paul Hagen of The Philadelphia Daily News has the breakdown of the incentives in Francisco's contract.

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