The Cubs added to the International bonus pool on Tuesday when they traded minor league infielder Ronald Torreyes to the Houston Astros for two of Houston’s international slots (No. 2 and No.3) worth $784,000. Torreyes was acquired from the Reds along with Travis Wood and Dave Sappelt for LHP Sean Marshall.
The Cubs made three deals on Tuesday, all of which included international slot money. The Cubs added $963,100 to their bonus pool money of $4.56 million and upped their total pool to $5,520,300. The Cubs have reportedly signed RHP Jefferson Mejia for $850,000 and shortstop Gleyber Torres for $1.7 million.
Ronald Torreyes was hitting .260/.337/.381 with 13 doubles, four triples and two home runs in 64 games with the Smokies this season.
The Cubs are expected to sign the top International prospect, OF Eloy Jimenez, and would need the additional pool money in which to do so. Reports have suggested that Jimenez will sign for between $2.5-$2.7 million.
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