MINNEAPOLIS — The Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels every have acquired $1 million in worldwide bonus pool cash from the Minnesota Twins, aiding their pursuit of Japanese outfielder and pitcher Shohei Otani.
The groups introduced the offers Wednesday night time. Seattle despatched minor league catcher David Banuelos to Minnesota, whereas the Angels traded minor league outfielder Jacob Pearson to the Twins.
Seattle can now supply Otani $2,557,500 and Los Angeles can spend $2,315,000. The Texas Rangers have probably the most slot cash obtainable with $three,535,000. Seattle, Los Angeles and Texas are amongst seven groups believed to be within the operating for Otani.
Minnesota had $three.07 million in bonus pool cash earlier than the trades, however it isn’t among the many finalists within the Otani bidding.
Banuelos was a fifth-spherical draft decide this yr from Lengthy Seashore State. He’s thought-about a robust fielder and was a finalist for the Johnny Bench Award as one of many nation’s prime newbie catchers.
Pearson was Los Angeles’ third-spherical choice this yr.
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