Major League Baseball hot stove: Twins to sign Schoop to 1-year deal

Annette Crawford
December 9, 2018

In addition to Schoop, the Twins have solidified their infield even more by signing former Yankees utility player Ronald Torreyes, who hit.292 in 2017 and.280 in 2018. Jon Heyman has reported that the deal is believed to be for about $800,000.

According to a release sent out by the organization, Torreyes, 26, played 41 games with the New York Yankees last season.

Schoop, whose last name is pronounced like the word scope, has also played a handful of games at shortstop over the last two seasons in case the Twins preferred to put him there instead of Jorge Polanco.

After the Twins dealt long time second baseman Brian Dozier to the Dodgers back in July, they have been searching for his replacement, and clearly Schoop was the guy they wanted.

As for Schoop, he split last season with the Baltimore Orioles and Milwaukee Brewers and batted.233 with 21 homers and 61 RBIs in 131 games.

For his career, Schoop has hit.258 with 110 home runs and 333 RBI's. He became a free agent when the Brewers decided not to tender him a contract.

In 229 career games, Torreyes has hit.281 with 30 doubles, six triples and four home runs. He spent 5 1/2 seasons with the Orioles.

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