Schoop finished spring training with a .241 batting average and one home run in 12 games before MLB suspended play. A visa issue delayed Schoop's arrival to camp, and the 28-year-old wasn't able to do much once he took the field. Still, he'll have the second base job all to himself in Detroit, and after hitting 23 home runs a season ago in Minnesota, he could be a cheap power source for fantasy owners once the regular season is able to start.
Schoop, who went 1-for-2 with a run scored in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees, is batting .308 this spring. A visa issue delayed Schoop's arrival to camp, but he's looked comfortable since he got there, going 4-for-13 in six games. The 28-year-old should get regular playing time in Detroit, and he'll look to build upon the 23 home runs and 59 RBI he recorded last season in Minnesota.
Schoop is dealing with a visa issue but is expected to report to Tigers' camp Wednesday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. The rest of the team is expected to report Sunday and Monday, so Schoop is a few days behind schedule. Nonetheless, he should slot in as Detroit's everyday second baseman as soon as he arrives. The 28-year-old posted a .256/.304/.473 slash line and 23 home runs last season in Minnesota.
Schoop signed a one-year, $6.1 million contract with the Tigers on Saturday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. Schoop improved slightly on his 2018 numbers with a .256/.304/.473 slash line and 23 home runs in 2019 during his first season with the Twins. The 28-year-old will remain in the division on a one-year deal with the Tigers, where he is likely to operate as their everyday second baseman.
Schoop went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI Thursday against the Tigers. Schoop took Jose Cisnero deep in the seventh inning for a two-run homer, his 23rd long ball of the season. Three frames earlier, he recorded an RBI single. The start marked Schoop's second in the team's past five games, as Luis Arraez has taken over primary duties at second base. Even given his demotion, Schoop has bounced back from a poor 2018 campaign to slug .476 across 453 plate appearances.