The Tigers have agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal with second baseman Jonathan Schoop that will bring him back to Detroit, a source told MLB.com’s Jason Beck. The club has not confirmed the deal.
Schoop, 29, signed with the Tigers in free agency last winter and logged 44 games with the club during the abbreviated 2020 season, finishing with a .278/.324/.475 slash line (115 OPS+) and eight homers while also placing as a finalist for a Gold Glove Award at second base. His season came to an early end after he injured his right wrist in September. The Curaçao native is entering his ninth Major League season after previous stints with the Orioles and Twins.
Schoop is a career .259 hitter with 141 homers, and he earned his lone All-Star Game selection with Baltimore in 2017. He would be the first full-time position player that Detroit has re-signed in free agency since Victor Martinez after the ’14 campaign.