Jimmy Paredes now has a roster spot. Jonathan Schoop will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a PCL tear and MCL sprain, according to CSN's Rich Dubroff, with Paredes poised to take his spot on the roster after being activated from the DL.
Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports notes Schoop's ACL is completely clean and he will not need to undergo any kind of surgery to repair what was deemed a Grade 1 PCL tear.
Schoop, 21, was taken out on a Pablo Sandoval slide during Friday night's contest against the Red Sox. While it appeared Schoop was injured on the actual slide, The Baltimore Sun's Eduardo Encina notes the injury actually occurred when Schoop stepped awkwardly on first base later in the game.
Baltimore is hoping to have Schoop back at some point in 2015, however there is no time line for his return. He has had success early, going 7-for-27 with three home runs and .940 OPS over a nine game span. Schoop, 23, posted a .209/.244/.354 batting line to complement 16 home runs and 45 RBIs in 137 games with the Orioles last season.
Wilson Betemit suffered from a similar injury in 2013, but Schoop's situation is not expected to be as serious as that of Betemit. Betemit only appeared in six games with the Orioles last season and has not made a major league appearance since then.
Schoop has never been plagued by a knee injury in the past, and is batting .259/.310/.636 with seven RBIs. He won a roster spot with a solid spring after Paredes was placed on the disabled list with a lower back strain. Ryan Flaherty and Everth Cabrera will both start at second base, but may be competing for playing time. Once J.J. Hardy is healthy, he will serve as the starter.