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Source: Parties eye long-term deal

Updated: February 15, 2011, 10:45 AM ET
By Enrique Rojas | ESPNdeportes.com

Right fielder Jose Bautista's arbitration hearing with the Toronto Blue Jays -- originally scheduled for Monday -- was postponed to Friday at the request of both parties, a source told ESPNdeportes.com.

The postponement gives the parties more time to agree to a multiyear contract, which they recently began to negotiate, the source added.

Bautista, 30, requested a salary of $10.5 million for 2011, while the club offered $7.6 million. He would be eligible for free agency after ...

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