Orioles place Schoop on disabled list with oblique strain, call up Cobb

The Baltimore Orioles added a new arm to their rotation Saturday, but also lost a key member of their lineup to injury, placing Jonathan Schoop on the 10-day disabled list with a right oblique strain.

Schoop suffered the injury last night during a swinging strikeout, and was removed from the game in the seventh inning. Manager Buck Showalter said Schoop injured his oblique in his last at-bat in Friday's loss.

Usual third baseman Tim Beckham will shift over to play second base Saturday, with Danny Valencia getting the start at the hot corner. "It's honestly the most comfortable I've felt being in this locker room, somewhere I'm familiar with, in the clubhouse around guys that I know".

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

The Orioles don't have a lot of options for infielders. 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.

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