Detroit Tigers' Jonathan Schoop leaves Tuesday's game with right wrist contusion

Evan Petzold
Detroit Free Press

Detroit Tigers second baseman Jonathan Schoop left Tuesday's game in the fourth inning with a right wrist contusion, the team announced.

Schoop took a 91.8 mph sinker from Milwaukee Brewers starter Adrian Houser off of his wrist at Comerica Park in the first of a two-game series.

He tossed his bat in the air, clutched his right hand and waited for manager Ron Gardenhire and head athletic trainer Doug Teter to meet him near home plate. Schoop's teammate, Miguel Cabrera, put his arm around him.

Tigers second baseman Jonathan Schoop has his hand checked after being hit by a pitch during the fourth inning against the Brewers on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, at Comerica Park.

After Teter checked him out, Schoop went down into the clubhouse, where it was determined he had a bruise but still needs further evaluation.

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Isaac Paredes entered as a pinch-runner and remained in the game at third base, while Sergio Alcantara shifted to second base to replace Schoop.

Entering Tuesday, Schoop was hitting .297 with four doubles, two triples, eight homers and 22 RBIs. From a performance standpoint, he was enjoying his best year since 2017 with the Baltimore Orioles.

Schoop, an eight-year veteran, is a leader among his teammates.

Last week in Milwaukee, Tigers center fielder JaCoby Jones was hit in left hand with a pitch and suffered a fracture, ending his season.

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Tigers second baseman Jonathan Schoop scores after a solo home run during the first inning on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, at Comerica Park.

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