Mariners & Angels acquire more international slot money in pursuit of Shohei Ohtani

Twins acquire minor leaguers from both teams in trades

The pursuit of Shohei Ohtani isn’t really about money, though maybe it is, at least in a relative sense. Both the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels acquired $1 million in international bonus slot space from the Minnesota Twins, presumably to add to the amount they can offer as a signing bonus to the Japanese star.

Minnesota in separate trades on Thursday acquired catcher David Banuelos from Seattle and outfielder Jacob Pearson...


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