2025 International Signing Bonus Pools For Each MLB Team


Major League Baseball informed clubs what their international bonus pools will be for the international signing period that opens on Jan. 15, 2025 and runs through Dec. 15, 2025. Bonuses of $10,000 or less do not count against a team’s bonus pool.

The Astros (Josh Hader) and Cardinals (Sonny Gray) each had their base pool allotment reduced by $500,000 for signing a free agent who turned down a qualifying offer. The Giants had their base pool allocation reduced by $1 million for signing two free agents—Matt Chapman and Blake Snell—who declined qualifying offers.

A team that exceeds the competitive balance tax loses $1 million from its bonus pool for signing a free agent who turned down the qualifying offer, so the Dodgers’ pool was reduced $1 million for signing Shohei Ohtani.

$7,555,500 Pool

Cincinnati Reds
Detroit Tigers
Miami Marlins
Milwaukee Brewers
Minnesota Twins
Oakland Athletics
Seattle Mariners
Tampa Bay Rays

$6,908,600 Pool

Arizona Diamondbacks
Baltimore Orioles
Cleveland Guardians
Colorado Rockies
Kansas City Royals
Pittsburgh Pirates

$6,261,600 Pool

Atlanta Braves
Boston Red Sox
Chicago Cubs
Chicago White Sox
Los Angeles Angels
New York Mets
New York Yankees
Philadelphia Phillies
San Diego Padres
Texas Rangers
Toronto Blue Jays
Washington Nationals

$5,646,200 Pool

Houston Astros
St. Louis Cardinals

$5,146,200 Pool

Los Angeles Dodgers
San Francisco Giants

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