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Orioles trade Jonathan Schoop to Milwaukee Brewers

Orioles trade Jonathan Schoop to Milwaukee Brewers
Posted at 5:13 PM, Jul 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-31 17:16:24-04

On a busy trade deadline Tuesday, the Baltimore Orioles made another deal, trading star second baseman Jonathan Schoop to the Milwaukee Brewers.

In exchange the Orioles acquire infielders Jonathan Villar and Jean Carmona, as well as right-handed pitcher Luis Ortiz. 

The 26-year-old Schoop batted .244/273/.447 with 17 home runs and 40 RBI through 85 games this season. He is a career .261/.296/.450 hitter, and his 106 career home runs are the most by a second baseman in Baltimore history. 

Coming off of a rehab assignment, Villar will join the Orioles major league roster. Ortiz will go to Double-A Bowie, and Carmona will wrap up the summer in Short-Season A in Aberdeen.

Earlier today, the O's shipped relievers Darren O'Day and Kevin Gausman to Atlanta. Prior to that, Baltimore completed the biggest trade of the season, sending home-grown star Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Closer Zach Britton was then shipped to the division rival New York Yankees. Reliever Brad Brach was acquired by the Atlanta Braves after that