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Angels trade prospect to get more money to pursue Shohei Ohtani

07 December 2017

The Mariners traded minor league catcher David Banuelos to the Twins for $1 million in global slot money while the Angels traded outfield prospect Jacob Pearson also to the Twins for an additional $1 million in worldwide bonus pool money. That additional money gives the Mariners a total of $2.55 million in their bonus pool to offer Ohtani.

Both the Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners made trades with the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night to increase their global signing bonus pool.

For the Twins, they were informed on Sunday that they were not a finalist for Ohtani's services, so they chose to cash in a large chunk of their remaining bonus slot money - Minnesota had $3.245 million to spend, per the Associated Press - they had earmarked for Ohtani to acquire a pair of prospects. He was a fifth-round pick out of Long Beach State.

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Ohtani met with representatives from all seven teams on Monday and Tuesday.

Dipoto spoke with Seattle reporters on Wednesday afternoon regarding next week's Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., but declined to take any questions regarding Ohtani, as the teams involved all continued to stay mum on the topic.

Pearson was Los Angeles' third-round selection this year. He went on to appear in 40 games of rookie ball with the franchise, batting.226/.302/.284 with 13 RBI and five stolen bases, splitting time between left and center field. The other four Ohtani finalists - the Dodgers, Padres, San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs - are all capped at $300,000 because of penalties for exceeding their pool in previous years.

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Pearson, 19, was the Angels' No. 5 prospect according to, although he would have likely fallen one slot when the deal for Kevin Maitan is finalized.

Ohtani is limited to a minor league contract because he is not yet 25, but is expected to make millions in endorsements when he signs.

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Angels trade prospect to get more money to pursue Shohei Ohtani