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

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

December 06, 2018 04:43 PM

The Minnesota Twins announced they have signed infielders Ronald Torreyes and Jonathan Schoop to one-year contracts for 2019.

According to a release sent out by the organization, Torreyes, 26, played 41 games with the New York Yankees last season. He hit .280 (28-for-100) with seven doubles, one triple, seven RBI, nine runs scored and a .294 on-base percentage. In addition to his time with Yankees, Torreyes also played 26 games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and four games with Single-A Tampa. 

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The Libertador, Venezuela native has played parts of four seasons in the majors with the Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers, hitting a career .281 batting line (162-for-576) with 30 doubles, six triples, four home runs and 56 RBI in 229 career games. 

The Twins are also finalizing a one-year deal with Schoop, The Athletic sources confirmed to KSTP Sports. The deal is set for $7.5 million. 

Schoop hit .233 with 21 home runs in 131 games for the Baltimore Orioles and Milwaukee Brewers in 2018. He was non-tendered by the Brewers last Friday. 

The team's roster is now at 40. 

 

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