Former Yankee Ronald Torreyes is on the Twins now

Twins bolster their infield with additions of Schoop Torreyes

Twins bolster their infield with additions of Schoop Torreyes

The Twins have signed backup infielder Ronald Torreyes, the team announced Thursday.

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. Between the two clubs, he hit.233 with 21 homers and 61 RBIs.

"Look, it was a bad deal, and that's on me, " Brewers general manager David Stearns said after Schoop was let go. He's a natural shortstop who could wind up as a major league second baseman. Torreyes received a one-year deal at an undisclosed figure. 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.

He was claimed off waivers by the Cubs last week, then became a free agent when the Cubs didn't offer a 2019 contracts.

Minnesota agreed to a one-year, $1.3 million deal with Ehire Adrianza for further infield depth, with Miguel Sano again slated for third base following a rough 2018 season.

According to reports by The Athletic and ESPN, the Twins and former Brewers second baseman Jonathan Schoop have agreed to one-year contract worth $7.5 million plus incentives. He is a lifetime.281 hitter with four home runs and 56 RBIs in 229 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers (2015) and Yankees (2016-18).

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