The Baltimore Orioles have come to terms with one of their better players from a year ago. The team announced on Tuesday afternoon that they have officially signed infielder Jonathan Schoop to a one-year deal. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the newly inked pact is worth $8.5 million. Schoop originally filed at $9 million and the team countered with $7.5 million while the two sides ultimately settled at $8.5 million. The 26-year-old second baseman appeared in 160 games and made the most of them, landing on the map as one of the more underrated power-hitting infielders. Schoop wound up slashing .293/.338/.503 with a single-season career-high 32 home runs and 105 RBIs to go along with 35 doubles and as many walks. Behind a gaudy 4.9 oWAR, Schoop posted a 5.1 WAR, which is more than half of his career clip of 10.1.
Orioles sign Jonathan Schoop to 1-year deal
Fanrag Sports | Feb 6