By Spike Eskin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Phillies and Hunter Pence have agreed to a one-year, $10.4 million contract for the 2012 season, avoiding arbitration according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman.READ MORE: Amazon Looking To Hire 3,900 Workers Throughout Delaware Valley Ahead Of Holiday Rush
The Phillies traded for Pence during the 2011 season, acquiring him from the Houston Astros in exchange for Jarred Cosart, Jonathan Singleton, Domingo Santana and Josh Zeid.READ MORE: Colin Powell's Death From COVID-19 Highlights Risks Millions Of Americans Still Face
Pence performed well in his 54 games with the Phillies, hitting .324 with 11 home runs and 35 RBI’s, with an OPS of .954, leading the team in that category. He finished the season hitting .314 with 22 home runs and 97 RBI’s.
The Phillies have avoided arbitration with every player who was eligible this off-season.MORE NEWS: Man Killed, 16-Year-Old Student Shot In Head Near Lincoln High School, Philadelphia Police Say