Schoop is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Indians.
He has started the last five games and is 5-for-16 (.313) with one home run over that span. Look for him to get into the action for Game 2 of the twin bill.
Schoop went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run in the Twins' 12-6 loss to the Nationals on Thursday.
The second baseman touched up Aaron Barrett with a two-run shot in the eighth inning for his 22nd of the season. Schoop's high-strikeout, low-walk ways have resulted in an unspectacular .311 on-base percentage, but he's provided decent power in 2019, with his 45 extra-base hits contributing to a solid .489 slugging percentage across 424 plate appearances.
Schoop is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Tigers, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Schoop's power surge to finish out August had allowed him to pick up more work at the keystone, but manager Rocco Baldelli still seems committed to rookie Luis Arraez as the top option at the position. Now on the bench for the second straight day and third time in four games, Schoop looks on track to fill only a semi-regular role for Minnesota in September.
Schoop went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in Wednesday's 8-2 win over the White Sox.
That's now four long balls in three games for Schoop, giving the second baseman 21 homers on the year -- his fourth straight campaign with at least 20. He's been losing playing time to rookie Luis Arraez in August, but it will be tough for manager Rocco Baldelli to keep Schoop off his lineup card while he's dialed in at the plate.
Schoop went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the White Sox.
His second-inning blast off Lucas Giolito staked the Twins to a 2-0 lead, giving Michael Pineda and the bullpen all the offense they would need. Schoop has only started four of the last 11 games but has gone yard in three of them, and he's now one long ball shy of his fourth straight 20-HR campaign.
Schoop is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals.
Benched for the third time in four games, Schoop appears to have at least temporarily surrendered the primary gig at second base to Luis Arraez. The rookie upholds an .858 OPS through his first 174 big-league plate appearances compared to Schoop's .757 mark (in 355 plate appearances), so it's hard to quibble with manager Rocco Baldelli's lineup decision from a performance standpoint. Schoop's longer track record should help his case for recapturing the top job at the keystone if Arraez falls into a slump at any point.
Schoop isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Royals, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Schoop will head to the bench for the second straight day, opening the door for Luis Arraez to draw the start at the keystone. Schoop is hitting .233 with two homers and five RBI over his last 10 contests.
Schoop is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Marlins.
Schoop will sit out for the second time in three days and seems to be the main victim of rookie Luis Arraez's emergence as a viable everyday lineup option for the Twins. Of course, Schoop's own performance at the plate has played a part in his more muted role of late. He's submitted a .211/.244/.395 line while striking out in 31.7 percent of his plate appearances since the All-Star break.
Schoop is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins.
Though he supplied a home run in the Twins' last game Sunday versus the White Sox, Schoop has generally disappointed since the All-Star break, turning in a .634 OPS while striking out 30.6 percent of the time in nine contests. Schoop's season-long OPS is 130 points higher and should help him avoid hemorrhaging playing time to some extent, but he may still be forced to sit a couple times a week to open up room in the lineup for the hot-hitting Luis Arraez, who starts at the keystone Tuesday.
Schoop is not in the lineup Friday against the White Sox.
Schoop has started three of the past four games for Minnesota, going 3-for-12 with four strikeouts. In his absence, Luis Arraez is covering the keystone, with Miguel Sano at third base and Marwin Gonzalez at first.
Schoop is not starting Tuesday against the Yankees.
Schoop sits for the fifth time in seven games, though he was battling an abdominal strain for part of that stretch. Luis Arraez starts at the keystone Tuesday.
Schoop is not in Sunday's lineup against the A's.
He returned Saturday after missing three games with a mild abdominal strain, and the Twins will evidently ease him back with an off day in the final game of this series. Luis Arraez is starting at second base and hitting seventh.
Schoop (abdomen) is back in the lineup Saturday, playing second base and batting eighth against the A's.
Schoop missed three games after suffering a mild abdominal strain in Tuesday's loss. He will slot back in against lefty Brett Anderson and look to build upon his already-impressive line against southpaws this season (.262/.366/.508). Schoop has been about 125 OPS points worse against righties, and it's possible he sits in favor of Luis Arraez more frequently moving forward.
Schoop (abdomen) remains out Friday against Oakland.
Schoop sits for the third straight game after leaving Tuesday's contest with an abdominal strain. Luis Arraez remains the starter at second base.
Schoop (abdomen) remains out of the lineup Thursday against the Athletics.
Schoop left Tuesday's game against the Mets with a mild abdominal strain and did not appear in Wednesday's contest. Luis Arraez remains the starter at second base in his absence.
Schoop is day-to-day with a mild abdominal strain, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Schoop is sitting in favor of Luis Arraez for Wednesday's game against the Mets with what was originally referred to as a side injury. The diagnosis has apparently shifted, but it still doesn't appear as though Schoop is expected to miss too much time.
Schoop (side) is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Mets.
He left Tuesday's game mid at-bat with a left side injury. Luis Arraez will start at second base and hit ninth.
Schoop was removed from Tuesday's loss to the Mets with an apparent left side injury, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Schoop grabbed at his left side after fouling off a pitch during the ninth inning and was unable to finish his at-bat. The 27-year-old went 1-for-2 with a solo homer and a walk before exiting the contest. Per Park, Schoop downplayed the issue after the game but will be evaluated further Wednesday.
Schoop is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Indians.
Schoop started the final five games heading into the All-Star break but will head to the bench Friday despite going 8-for-21 with two doubles and a homer. Luis Arraez will start at the keystone and bat sixth in his place.
Schoop went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, two runs scored and four RBI in Friday's 15-6 win over the Rangers.
The second baseman was a key figure in a 20-hit explosion by the Twins that included nine doubles and four homers. Schoop is on a bit of a roll heading into the All-Star break, slashing .302/.323/.444 over his last 15 games with two home runs, five RBI and eight runs, but his 2:19 BB:K over that stretch is a reminder that his next slump likely isn't far away.
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