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Phillies trade for top international signing slot; Jerome Williams to begin rehab assignment

Phillies trade for top international signing slot; Jerome Williams to begin rehab assignment

The Phillies reached their first — but probably not their last — deal of the month Sunday. However, don't get too excited. It didn't involve anybody on their major league roster. Philadelphia acquired the No. 1 overall international signing slot for the 2015-16 signing period from the Diamondbacks for two Class-A pitchers — right-hander Chris Oliver and lefty Josh Taylor — and the No. 9 overall signing slot. The signing bonus value for the top slot is $3,590,400, while the value for the ninth slot is $1,352,100, according to Baseball America. Teams are allowed to increase their original bonus pool ($3,041,700) by 50 percent through trades, meaning the...

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