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Tigers' Jonathan Schoop: May sit against most righties
Schoop will start against lefties this season but is only expected to start "sporadically" against righties according to manager A.J. Hinch, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Schoop's day off in the second game of the season Saturday against Zach Eflin and the Rays looks like it may be significant. If Schoop ends up merely filling the small side of a platoon at the keystone, Zach McKinstry would stand to benefit.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jonathan Schoop: Heads to bench
Schoop is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays.
Schoop started against lefty Shane McClanahan on Opening Day, going 0-for-2 with a walk and two strikeouts. With righty Zach Eflin on the mound for the second game of the year, Zach McKinstry takes over at the keystone. It's possible that implies Schoop could be stuck on the short side of a platoon this season -- arguably a deserved outcome for a player who slashed .202/.239/.322 last year -- but it may simply be the case that the Tigers want to make sure everybody gets some at-bats in the first few games.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jonathan Schoop: Slims down in offseason
Schoop lost weight in the offseason and feels healthier heading into the 2023 season, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Schoop played at 247 pounds last year, and while he didn't say where he was at to begin camp, he is noticeably lighter. The veteran hopes that helps with his production, as he posted a career-worst .561 OPS across 131 games in 2022. Schoop will likely be the team's primary second baseman to begin the year, though he can also play some at first. He will look to rebound to his 2021 form, when he blasted 22 home runs and posted a .755 OPS.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jonathan Schoop: Plans to return to Detroit
Schoop doesn't intend to exercise the opt-out clause in his contract ahead of next week's deadline, Evan Petzold of The Detroit Free Press reports.
Schoop inked a two-year, $15 million contract extension with the Tigers last August, so he would be forgoing a $7.5 million salary for 2023 if he choses to opt out of his contract. After submitting a career-worst .561 OPS over 510 plate appearances in 2022, the 31-year-old was unlikely to approach that $7.5 million salary figure in free agency. Schoop will likely have to compete for a regular role during spring training.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jonathan Schoop: Gets afternoon off
Schoop will sit for the first half of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mariners.
Schoop owns a .674 OPS in 14 games since his return from an ankle injury, though that's actually been enough to raise his season-long OPS, which now sits at .566. Harold Castro will get the start at second base.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jonathan Schoop: Day off Wednesday
Schoop isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the Royals.
Schoop went 3-for-8 with a double, two runs, an RBI and a strikeout over the last two games and will get a breather Wednesday. Miguel Cabrera will serve as the designated hitter and bat cleanup.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jonathan Schoop: Not starting Saturday
Schoop isn't in the lineup Saturday against the White Sox.
Schoop went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Friday's series opener against the White Sox but will retreat to the bench for the third time in the last four games. Harold Castro is starting at the keystone and batting third.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jonathan Schoop: Idle for second straight game
Schoop is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Orioles.
Schoop is on the bench for the second straight contest and the third time in four contests. With the season winding down and Schoop having recently returned from a stint on the injured list due to a right ankle sprain, the 30-year-old looks like he could handle more of a part-time role down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jonathan Schoop: Not in Tuesday's lineup
Schoop is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Orioles.
Schoop has gone just 3-for-21 (.143) in six games since returning from the injured list, so he will get a breather Tuesday. Harold Castro will man the keystone in Schoop's place.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jonathan Schoop: Out of action Tuesday
Schoop is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Astros.
It would not be surprising if the veteran infielder moves into more of a part-time role down the stretch. Schoop is hitting .145 with two home runs, 21 strikeouts and two walks over his last 20 games.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jonathan Schoop: On bench Saturday
Schoop isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Royals.
Schoop started Friday's matchup and went 0-for-4 with a run and a walk. He'll get a breather while Harold Castro starts at second base and bats cleanup.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jonathan Schoop: Activated from injured list
Schoop (ankle) was activated off of the 10-day injured list Thursday.
Schoop went down with a sprained ankle Aug. 20 and began a minor-league rehab assignment Saturday. He slashed .308/.471/.385 during his assignment and will now slide back into his starting role at second base for Detroit.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jonathan Schoop: Shifting rehab to Triple-A
Schoop (ankle) will transfer his rehab assignment to Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday, MLB.com reports.
Schoop will move up to the Tigers' top affiliate after he started in two games for High-A West Michigan over the weekend, going 3-for-7 with a double and two walks between those contests. If all goes well at Toledo while he picks up starts at second base and designated hitter Tuesday and Wednesday, Schoop could return from the 10-day injured list ahead of the Tigers' series opener Friday in Kansas City.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jonathan Schoop: Begins rehab assignment
Schoop (ankle) began a rehab assignment with Single-A West Michigan on Saturday.
Schoop has been out with a sprained right ankle for the last two weeks. His rehab assignment might not need to be a long one given the relatively brief nature of his absence.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jonathan Schoop: Nearing rehab assignment
Schoop (ankle) could begin a rehab assignment as early as this weekend, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Schoop has been on the injured list for just over a week and participated in some running and agility drills Wednesday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Although the 30-year-old is close to returning to minor-league game action, manager A.J. Hinch said that it's unlikely that Schoop returns in time for the team's series against the Angels that begins Sept. 5. However, it's possible that Schoop is available for the Tigers' series in Kansas City that begins Sept. 9.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jonathan Schoop: Lands on IL
The Tigers placed Schoop (ankle) on the 10-day injured list Tuesday.
Detroit had been hopeful that Schoop's sprained right ankle would show enough improvement following Monday's off day for him to return to action at some point within the next few days, but his move to the IL suggests he wasn't healing as quickly as anticipated. The Tigers called up Zack Short from Triple-A Toledo to provide depth in the infield while Schoop is out, but Kody Clemens and Willi Castro will likely be the primary candidates to fill in at second base for the injured 30-year-old.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jonathan Schoop: Out Sunday, could go on IL
Schoop (ankle) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels.
Though Schoop has been adamant that his Grade 1 right ankle sprain isn't a major concern, he's not out of the woods for a potential stint on the injured list. According to Evan Woodbery of MLive.com, the Tigers will re-evaluate Schoop following Monday's off day before determining whether or not he's fit to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Giants, or if he'll need a more extended break. Willi Castro will spell Schoop at the keystone Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jonathan Schoop: Exits with apparent ankle injury
Schoop left Saturday's game against the Angels with an apparent right ankle injury, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Schoop appeared to turn his ankle when attempting to avoid a tag at home plate. Kody Clemens replaced him at second base. The nature and severity of Schoop's injury should become clearer following further tests.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jonathan Schoop: Day-to-day with sprained ankle
Schoop suffered a sprained right ankle Saturday against the Angels and is day-to-day, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
He injured his ankle while trying to avoid a tag at home plate and was replaced by Kody Clemens at second base. Schoop was hitting .138 with 20 strikeouts in 16 games this month coming into play Saturday.... See More ... See Less
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