2017-18 International Bonus Pools

When the 2017-18 international signing period opens on July 2, it will mark the beginning of the hard cap era for international signings.

Most teams have a bonus pool of $4.75 million, while some clubs classified as small market or small revenue teams get either $5.25 million or $5.75 million. Teams are allowed to trade their pool space once the signing period opens on July 2. Clubs can trade for up to 75 percent of their original pool allotment and are allowed to trade away their entire pool.

Teams that exceeded their bonus pools to incur a penalty will still be unable to sign any player for more than $300,000 during the 2017-18 signing period. The Cubs, Dodgers, Giants and Royals will be in their second year of the penalty, while the A's, Astros, Braves, Cardinals, Nationals, Padres and Reds will be in their first penalty year. Teams under the penalty are denoted below with an asterisk (*).

Bonuses of $10,000 are exempt from the pools, as are players who are at least 25 and have played six or more seasons in a foreign professional league.

$5.75 Million
Arizona Diamondbacks
Baltimore Orioles
Cleveland Indians
Colorado Rockies
Kansas City Royals*
Pittsburgh Pirates
St. Louis Cardinals*
San Diego Padres*

$5.25 Million
Cincinnati Reds*
Miami Marlins
Milwaukee Brewers
Minnesota Twins
Oakland Athletics*
Tampa Bay Rays

$4.75 Million
Atlanta Braves*
Boston Red Sox
Chicago Cubs*
Chicago White Sox
Detroit Tigers
Houston Astros*
Los Angeles Angels
Los Angeles Dodgers*
New York Mets
New York Yankees
Philadelphia Phillies
San Francisco Giants*
Seattle Mariners
Texas Rangers
Toronto Blue Jays
Washington Nationals*

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