Twins sign INFs Schoop, Torreyes
Bolstering their infield, the Minnesota Twins signed second baseman Jonathan Schoop and utility man Ronald Torreyes on Thursday.
Schoop, 27, landed a one-year deal. The team did not announce monetary figures, but The Athletic reported that Schoop will receive $7.5 million. Torreyes also received a one-year deal at an undisclosed figure.
Schoop split last season with the Baltimore Orioles and Milwaukee Brewers and batted .233 with 21 homers and 61 RBIs in 131 games. He became a free agent when the Brewers decided not to tender him a contract.
The campaign was a drop in production from his 2017 All-Star season with the Orioles when Schoop established career bests of a .293 average with 32 homers and 105 RBIs. He topped 20 homers in each of the past three seasons.
Overall, Schoop is batting .258 with 110 homers and 333 RBIs in 681 games over six seasons. He spent 5 1/2 seasons with the Orioles.
Torreyes batted .280 with seven RBIs in 41 games for the Yankees last season. New York recently designated him for assignment and later traded him to the Chicago Cubs, who elected not to tender him a contract.
Torreyes, 26, can play second base, shortstop and third base. He is a lifetime .281 hitter with four home runs and 56 RBIs in 229 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers (2015) and Yankees (2016-18).
--Field Level Media
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