Twins sign infielders Jonathan Schoop, Ronald Torreyes

Twins sign infielders Jonathan Schoop, Ronald Torreyes

Schoop's deal would allow him to earn a $100,000 performance bonus for reaching 600 plate appearances, plus additional award bonuses.

The campaign was a drop in production from his 2017 All-Star season with the Orioles when Schoop established career bests of a.293 average with 32 homers and 105 RBIs. Schoop made $8.5 million in 2018.

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.

Though he's coming off a down season in which he hit a combined.233/.266/.416, Schoop, 27, has blasted 110 home runs in his career, including 78 over the past three seasons. He's a natural shortstop who could wind up as a major league second baseman.

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The Indians announced that they have signed Carlos Carrasco to a four year contract extension which takes him through the 2022 season.

According to a release sent out by the organization, Torreyes, 26, played 41 games with the New York Yankees last season.

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.

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