Boston Red Sox: Three Possibilities at Second Base

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 20: A general view during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees on September 20, 2020 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The 2020 season had been postponed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 20: A general view during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees on September 20, 2020 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The 2020 season had been postponed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images) /
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Jonathan Schoop

Jonathan Schoop, 29, debuted for the Baltimore Orioles in 2013. He was an All-Star in 2017 when he slugged 32 homers and drove in 105 runs while hitting .293. He remained in Baltimore until 2018 until he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers.

Through eight seasons and 846 games, he has 141 home runs, 415 RBIs, and has a .259 batting average.

In 2019, he played 121 games for the Minnesota Twins, slugging 23 home runs and driving in 59 runs. He was a very solid platoon player for Minnesota and helped them reach the playoffs.

His 2020 shortened season was cut even more due to a wrist injury caused by a hit by pitch. In just 44 games in 2020, Jonathan Schoop hit eight home runs, drove in 23 runs, and hit .278 for the Detroit Tigers.

Schoop, the Curacao-native, could be inexpensive and a smart option for the Red Sox. Schoop is not getting a contract longer than two years, if he is lucky enough to get an offer that long.

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He will probably have an annual salary of around $6 million and could provide much more of an impact If he plays at the level he has in the past. This could be a sneaky signing by the Boston Red Sox, given the low risk, high reward nature of such a deal.