Former Yankee Ronald Torreyes is on the Twins now

Jonathan Schoop

Jonathan Schoop The Canadian Press

A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Twins and Jonathan Schoop are working toward an agreement on a $7.5 million, one-year contract for the free agent second baseman. The deal for Torreyes, a career.281/.310/.375 hitter in 614 major-league plate appearances, is a split contract that could pay him $800,000 if he earns a spot on the big-league roster.

The fall: Traded to Milwaukee at the deadline last season, he slumped and was used sparingly in the Brewers' 10-game playoff run.

After having a terrific 2017 campaign, Schoop fell off considerably in 2018, hitting only.233 during his time with both the Orioles and Brewers.

For his career, Schoop has hit.258 with 110 home runs and 333 RBI's.

The Twins have signed backup infielder Ronald Torreyes, the team announced Thursday.

Torreyes, 26, can play second base, third base and shortstop, but he hasn't done much offensively in parts of 4 seasons in the big leagues.

He was claimed off waivers by the Cubs last week, then became a free agent when the Cubs didn't offer a 2019 contracts.

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