Twins sign second baseman Jonathan Schoop to one-year deal - NextSportStar

Twins sign second baseman Jonathan Schoop to one-year deal

By on December 7, 2018
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The Minnesota Twins have found their starting second baseman for 2019.

The team confirmed Thursday that they have inked free agent infielder Jonathan Schoop to a one-year, $7.5 million contract with performance incentives.

The 27-year old had spent the first five-plus seasons of his career with the Baltimore Orioles before being moved to the Milwaukee Brewers in a trade deadline deal on July 31.

In 131 games split between the Orioles and Brewers in 2018, Schoop posted a .233 batting average with 21 homers, 61 RBI and a .682 OPS. It was quite a substantial drop-off from his All-Star campaign the previous year where he posted career highs in homers (32), RBI (105), batting average (.293), and OPS (.841)

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