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Sources: Schoop, Tigers reach 1-year, $4.5M deal

Second baseman Jonathan Schoop has reached a one-year, $4.5 million deal to re-sign with the Detroit Tigers, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Friday.

Schoop paid dividends for the Tigers after signing a one-year deal last offseason, providing solid defense up the middle in 2020 while hitting .278 with 23 RBIs and eight home runs, which ranked second on the team.

In 2019, Schoop, 29, batted .256 with 23 homers, 59 RBIs and a .777 OPS in 121 games during his only season with the Minnesota Twins. It was his fourth consecutive season with more than 20 home runs.

His best season came with the Baltimore Orioles in 2017, when he was a first-time All-Star and hit .293 with 32 homers and 105 RBIs. He has a .259 career batting average with 141 homers and 415 RBIs.

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