Padres' Chase Headley among players looking to strike deals Friday in salary arbitration

Third baseman asks for $10.3M, Padres offer $7M

NEW YORK - San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley is among a large group of MLB players and teams Friday that swapped figures in salary arbitration.

NL MVP Buster Posey agreed to an $8 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants, teammate Hunter Pence got a $13.8 million deal and Jacoby Ellsbury settled with the Boston Red Sox for $9 million on a busy Friday as players and teams swapped figures in salary arbitration.

Eighty-one players reached agreements, leaving just 36 headed toward arbitration hearings next month in Phoenix.

Headley had the largest request and the biggest spread, asking for $10.3 million while the Padres offered $7,075,000.

Boston reliever Craig Breslow had the slimmest gap. He sought $2,375,000 -- that was $50,000 more than the Red Sox offered.

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