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  • July 15, 2019
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    March 10, 2019"Happy Sunday, everyone!Indians 7, Rockies Recap |
    Box ScoreShane Bieber threw 4 shutout innings and the offense cranked out 10
    hits, including 2 doubles and 2 triples. Aside from Triston McKenzie being
    injured and shut down indefinitely, Tyler Clippard left Saturday night’s game
    with pectoral tightness.Tribe newsClippard exits game with pectoral tightness |
    MLBUp to this point, Tyler Clippard was hopeful that he might do enough this
    spring to break camp with the Indians for Opening Day. Now with an injury, the
    future isn’t as clear.Toolsy Johnson has Tito, Indians dreaming big | MLBDaniel
    Johnson was talked about a lot in the offseason as a prospect who could be
    traded. Now that he’s moved from the Nationals to the Indians, he’s looking
    forward to making an impact in the outfield for the Tribe.Around the
    leagueMasahiro Tanaka will start for the Yankees on Opening Day.Martin Maldonado
    has a new 1-year deal with the Kansas City Royals.Manny Machado is self-aware
    enough to know that some people in baseball aren’t a fan.Kyle Seager rolled his
    wrist and will have to see a specialist. Counting down to opening day with a
    position each day"As we count down to opening
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    , we’ll be taking a look at each position for the Twins, the
    presumed starter, and the other options in the organization. Today we’ll be
    looking at second base.The Presumed Starter: Jonathan SchoopJonathan Schoop is
    new to the Twins, coming over from Milwaukee over the offseason. After Schoop
    struggled last year, the Brewers cut him for some reason this winter, and he
    agreed to a one year deal with Minnesota. (Seriously, they’re going to try Mike
    Moustakas at second. Who signed off on that idea?) Over a six-year MLB career,
    Schoop has racked up 11.6 WAR and a .258/.294/.444 batting line. In 2017 he was
    an all-star with Baltimore, hitting a career-best .293/.338/.503. ZiPS projects
    him to hit .260/.300/.453 and stroke 25 longballs. This would be a regression to
    his career norms, as he would be a 2.2-win player.The Bench Guys: Ehire
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    , Marwin Gonzalez, Ronald Torreyes, Nick GordonAdrianza
    has appeared in 66 games at second base over this career. He hasn’t been great
    there, but he hasn’t exactly been bad, either. We covered his projections a
    couple days ago, but we all kind of have an idea what he brings to the Twins
    roster just based on the last few seasons.Gonzalez came up as a shortstop, so in
    theory should cover second fairly well. In his 110 career games at second, that
    seems to be borne out. He’ll likely start the season as the primary third
    baseman for the Twins, but once Miguel Sano returns to the line-up, Gonzalez
    will likely appear at second fairly
    often ,
    in relief of Schoop.Just like the other infield spots, Ronald Torreyes will
    likely start the season at Rochester, but could easily be called up in case of
    an extended absence by one of the 25-man roster players.Nick Gordon has some
    experience playing second base in the minor leagues, and many believe that may
    be where his MLB future lies. If he forces a call up, the Twins suffer injuries,
    or we get to the point rosters expand, he may be penciled into second as
    well.Willians Astudillo also has appeared at second base, so you never
    know...Next up... First Base