The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded first baseman Ike Davis to the Oakland A’s in exchange for international slot money according to Susan Slusser. Davis was designated for assignment on Thursday to make room on the 40-man roster for the Pirates to protect players from the Rule V draft.
The Pirates and A’s exchanged international slot spots, with the Pirates getting the amount designated for slot #27($501,900), while the Pirates give up spot 86, which has a value of $232,000. What that ultimately means is that the Pirates have an extra $269,900 to spend on international signings this signing period, which began on July 2nd. The Pirates have already spent at least $1,390,000 of their $1,930,400 international bonus pool. The number was likely much closer to their limit because some signing amounts haven’t been announced yet. The international signings from this year can be viewed here.
— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) November 23, 2014