Sunday, 16 December, 2018

Twins sign free agents Schoop, Torreyes to 1-year deals

Twins sign backup infielder Ronald Torreyes - 1500 ESPN Twin Cities Twins sign free agents Schoop, Torreyes to 1-year deals
Cassandra Castillo | 09 December, 2018, 01:42

The deal for Torreyes, a career.281/.310/.375 hitter in 614 major-league plate appearances, is a split contract that could pay him $800,000 if he earns a spot on the big-league roster. He was an All-Star with Baltimore in 2017 when he hit.293 with 32 home runs with 105 RBIs, all career highs.

Overall, Schoop is batting.258 with 110 homers and 333 RBIs in 681 games over six seasons.

Milwaukee acquired Schoop at the deadline from the Orioles and he went on to bat.202 with four home runs and 21 RBIs in 124 at-bats with the team.

Torreyes, 26, can play second base, shortstop and third base.

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Torreyes received a one-year deal at an undisclosed figure.

Torreyes is a 26-year-old from Venezuela who spent most of the last three seasons with the New York Yankees.

After the Twins dealt long time second baseman Brian Dozier to the Dodgers back in July, they have been searching for his replacement, and clearly Schoop was the guy they wanted. He became a free agent when the Brewers decided not to tender him a contract.

The Twins began their infield remake last month by claiming first baseman C.J. Cron off waivers from Tampa Bay and then reaching agreement on a $4.8 million, one-year contract.

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