Baltimore Orioles: Jonathan Schoop to DL, Jimmy Paredes Activated
By Mike Smith
The Baltimore Orioles announced on Saturday that Jonathan Schoop would be on his way to the DL. Jimmy Paredes was activated to replace Schoop on the roster.
Throughout the past week, a topic of discussion around Baltimore has been the Orioles’ crowded roster. With Paredes starting a rehab assignment, and J.J. Hardy reportedly not too far behind, there were questions about who the Orioles would get rid of to make space for them.
Well, as is the case in baseball, the game already made one of those decision for the Orioles.
MASN’s Roch Kubatko was the first to break the story on Twitter:
MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli quickly followed with more clarification on what was ailing Schoop:
Kubatko followed up by saying that Schoop would not need surgery:
Originally, the plan was for Paredes to use up all of his rehab time, every player returning from injury is allowed to take 20 days in the minor leagues before returning to the majors, but obviously things have changed very quickly. Paredes just started his rehab assignment yesterday, going 1-for-4 with an RBI and a strikeout for Double-A Bowie.
CSN’s Rich Dubroff reports that Paredes will arrive at Fenway Park in time for today’s 4:05 start, and he will be in the starting lineup:
Meanwhile, Ghiroli reported that Ryan Flaherty would replace Schoop at second base, with Everth Cabrera still in at shortstop:
Schoop was hitting .259 on the young season, with 3 home runs and 7 RBIs.
In other news, Buck Showalter said that the team would not be making any moves today regarding the bullpen, that according to Dubroff:
The Orioles bullpen has seen a lot of work in this young season, something that has caused a lot of speculation that moves would be made. The Orioles may be standing pat to see what their ace Chris Tillman can do on Saturday to try and offer some relief.