Feb 6, 2011, 1:21 PM EDT
The Astros and outfielder Hunter Pence are going to an arbitration hearing.
According to Stephen Goff of the Houston Astros Examiner, the two sides will meet on February 18 in front of a panel of independent arbitrators who will decide between the $6.9 million that Pence asked for and the $5.15 million that the Astros offered when arbitration figures were exchanged in mid-January.
Pence, 27, registered a .282/.325/.461 batting line, 25 home runs and a career-high 91 RBI last season for Houston while showing plus range in the outfield. He boasts an .817 career OPS through his first four seasons in the major leagues.
Pence made $3.5 million in 2010 in his first-year of arbitration eligibility. He achieved Super Two status in ’09.
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