The Latest: Brewers acquire 2B Jonathan Schoop from Orioles
Updated 4:00 p.m. July 31, 2018
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired second baseman Jonathan Schoop in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles.
The playoff-hopeful Brewers sent second baseman Jonathan Villar, along with two prospects to Baltimore.
Schoop is the second infielder to be acquired in the last few days after Milwaukee traded for third baseman Mike Moustakas from Kansas City. The plan then was for left-handed hitting third baseman Travis Shaw to shift to second base. Schoop gives the Brewers a right-handed option at second.
MILWAUKEE - The Brewers have reportedly made a last second deal at the non-waiver trade deadline, acquiring second baseman Jonathan Schoop from the Baltimore Orioles.
Schoop is a 26-year-old former All Star who hit 32 home runs and drove in 105 runs for the Orioles. He's hitting .244 this season with 17 home runs and 40 runs batted in.
Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports that Luis Ortiz is headed to Baltimore in the deal. The Brewers acquired Ortiz in a 2016 trade with the Texas Rangers involving catcher Jonathan Lucroy.
Schoop has primarily played second base in his MLB career, but he has played seven games at shortstop over the last two seasons. The Brewers have been using Travis Shaw at second base since acquiring Mike Moustakas from the Kansas City Royals.