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Jonathan Schoop Placed on DL with Oblique Injury; Orioles Recall Alex Cobb

Jonathan Schoop Placed on DL with Oblique Injury; Orioles Recall Alex Cobb

He received good news Saturday, when it was revealed his oblique strain was mild, but it would still be an outlier if he only missed 10 days with the injury.

Schoop was removed from Friday's 7-3 loss against the Boston Red Sox in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Tim Beckham will start at second for the first time with the Orioles April 14, and Danny Valencia will play third base.

As their corresponding roster move, the Orioles recalled right-hander Alex Cobb, their biggest offseason addition, from Double-A Bowie.

With Schoop unavailable, the Orioles could turn to Engelb Vielma.

This is the second time in Schoop's career that he's been on the DL.

Schoop strained his right oblique, so he could help out for a little.

Schoop himself has contributed to these struggles, posting just a.230/.266/.344 slash line and one home run over his first 65 plate appearances of this young season, though he is coming off a breakout 2017 campaign that saw him hit 32 homers and finish 12 in AL MVP voting. Cobb didn't officially sign his four-year, $57MM deal until March 21, so he needed some extra preparation time in the minors to fully get ready for the season.