2B - DET
The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reports the Detroit Tigers are re-signing 2B Jonathan Schoop to a one-year, $4.5 million deal.
Schoop hit .278 with eight homers and a .799 OPS during the shortened 2020 campaign. He'll resume everyday second base duties in Detroit this summer, but he doesn't really bring much fantasy upside these days.
Jonathan Schoop (wrist) was placed on the IL after attempting to play through a sprained wrist. He was injured after being hit by Brewers' pitcher Adrian Houser on September eighth. If he is able to return this season it would only be for the last weekend of the season. Niko Goodrum was recalled in a corresponding move.
Schoop will likely finish the season slashing .278/.324/.475 with eight home runs in 162 at-bats for the Tigers. It was a solid 2020 campaign for the second baseman who will be a free agent this winter. His 1.3 WAR matches his mark from last season in 271 fewer at-bats. Owners looking to replace Schoop's production at second base can add Wilmer Flores, Jurickson Profar, Tommy La Stella, Andres Gimenez or Tommy Edman if they are available.
Jonathan Schoop (wrist) is in the Tigers' lineup for Wednesday afternoon's tilt with the Brewers.
Schoop left Tuesday's game after getting by a pitch but X-rays came back negative. He's hitting second and playing second base on Wednesday.
Jonathan Schoop exited Tuesday's game against the Brewers in the bottom of the fourth inning after being hit on the right wrist by Adrian Houser. Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said "He's fine. They did x-rays and all those pictures on it. Everything's good" after the game.
Gardenhire also mentioned that Schoop could play tomorrow. He should be good to go as the Tigers finish off their series with the Brew Crew.
Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports the Tigers are not looking to trade 2B Jonathan Schoop.
Many figured Detroit would be sellers this summer regardless of their record, but the team is currently 16-16 and just two games out of a playoff spot. It sounds as if they want to make a postseason push.