The Brewers went right down to the wire in trying to swing a trade deadline deal. After coming away empty handed in their pursuit of Chris Archer and Kevin Gausman, they came away with something — another power option in the infield.
Ken Rosenthal says the Brewers were able to complete a deal for Baltimore’s Jonathan Schoop just before the 3 p.m. CDT deadline.
According to Mark Feinsand, it looks like the headliner of the deal will be Luis Ortiz. With no place for him on the Milwaukee roster, Jonathan Villar will also be moved to Baltimore:
If you’re wondering where Schoop will fit into the Brewers’ suddenly-packed infield, it might be worth noting that he’s played more than 1900 innings at shortstop in the minors before getting to Baltimore, where he was blocked by J.J. Hardy and Manny Machado.
Schoop has struggled for much of the year but has been on fire in July, putting up an OPS of 1.056 with 9 home runs and 7 doubles in 24 games. He won’t walk much, but is just a year removed from an All-Star season and is under team control through the 2019 season.