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Twins sign backup infielder Ronald Torreyes - 1500 ESPN Twin Cities

Twins sign backup infielder Ronald Torreyes - 1500 ESPN Twin Cities

The Minnesota Twins announced the signing of infielder, and agreed to terms with second baseman Jonathan Schoop on Thursday.

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

Schoop will have the ability to show that 2017 wasn't just a fluke on this "prove it" deal, and playing in a smaller market on a team that was mediocre last season will take a lot of pressure off of his back.

Career year: In 2017, was an All-Star and hit.292 with 32 home runs with 105 RBI for the Orioles.

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

"Look, it was a bad deal, and that's on me", Brewers general manager David Stearns said after Schoop was let go.

The Twins traded Dozier, 31, to the Los Angeles Dodgers at the trade deadline.

Torreyes, 26, played 41 games with the New York Yankees last season, hitting.280 with seven extra-base hits and nine runs in 41 games at first, third and shortstop.

Schoop became a free agent last week when the Brewers failed to offer a 2019 contract.