Orioles Place Jonathan Schoop On 10-Day DL, Recall Alex Cobb

The Baltimore Orioles placed second baseman Jonathan Schoop on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right side before Saturday's game against the Red Sox and activated starting pitcher Alex Cobb. The severity of his oblique strain isn't known, though since similar injuries have generally resulted in players missing at least a couple of weeks of action, the O's could be without the slugger until the start of May.

He played in the field in the bottom of the seventh, but the injury worsened on a throw to first, and he was replaced by Engelb Vielma. In a corresponding move, Alex Cobb was recalled from Double-A to take Schoop's place on the roster, and Cobb will start this afternoon's game in Boston. In the meantime, Tim Beckham should continue to start at second base with Danny Valencia manning the hot corner.

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

Over the long term, of course, Schoop's absence is a big loss for an Orioles lineup that has had a lot of problems generating offense.

The 26-year-old has one home run and three RBIs in 14 games this season after hitting 32 homers and driving in 105 runs in his first All-Star campaign last year.

  • Ricardo Clara