What Team Is Jonathan Schoop On?
Jonathan Schoop is with the Detroit Tigers.
Schoop signed a one-year, $6.1 million contract with the Detroit Tigers on December 21, 2019.
For the first time in his Tigers career, Schoop arrived on time for spring training. Work visa concerns, which are a drawback of signing one-year contracts late in the offseason, have previously stymied his plans to leave Curaçao.
Last August, the 30-year-old second baseman signed a two-year contract deal that will keep him in Detroit until 2023. He knew his location for 2022 as a result of this, and he acquired his work visa with plenty of time to spare.
Schoop made his Tigers debut as the Opening Day starting second baseman on July 24, 2020.
He remained the starting second baseman until September 13, when he was hit on the wrist and placed on the 10-day injury list.
The following week, Schoop was demoted to the 45-day IL, therefore terminating his 2020 season. Schoop hit.278 with 8 home runs and 23 RBI in 44 games during the 2020 season.
Schoop re-signed with the Tigers on a one-year, $4.5 million contract on February 5, 2021. Schoop played 114 games at first base in 2021, more than his natural position of second base (38).
Schoop received a $15 million contract extension after a good 2021 season. In 156 games, the nine-year MLB veteran hit .278 with 22 home runs, 37 walks, and 133 strikeouts.
Schoop will play for the Tigers for the third consecutive season in 2022, after signing two one-year contracts in 2020 and 2021. This time, he’ll be paired with Baez, the National League Gold Glove winner at shortstop in 2020.