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Rays acquire minor league pitcher Garrett Fulenchek from Braves

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Tampa Bay Rays acquired minor leaguer pitcher Garrett Fulenchek from the Atlanta Braves for two international bonus pool slots.

The Braves said in an email Thursday night they received the Rays' 73rd and 103rd slots, valued at a total of $494,200, according to Baseball America. The deal gives Atlanta more to spend on international players before facing penalties.

The 19-year-old right-hander Fulenchek was taken by the Braves in the second round of last year's major league draft. He's made two starts for rookie level Danville this year.

Earlier Thursday, the Braves traded minor league pitcher Caleb Dirks and outfielder Jordan Paroubeck to the Los Angeles Dodgers for an international bonus pool slot worth $249,000.