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.