The Colorado Rockies gave the Cardinals $206,400 from their pool of international signing bonus money in exchange for relief pitcher Mitchell Boggs. General manager John Mozeliak said the Rockies were unwilling to make a player-for-player trade. The Cardinals now have $2.267 million in their international pool and that money can be used to sign international players.
The Rockies sent Boggs to their Double-A affiliate. The 29 year old was drafted by the Cardinals in 2005, made his debut in 2008 and was a part of the 2011 team that won a World Series title. The Cardinals avoided arbitration by signing Boggs to a one-year deal worth $1.475 million this past offseason.