Visa snag will prevent Tigers' Schoop from getting to camp on time
Lakeland, Fla. — There will be one player absent when the Tigers hit the field Monday for their first official, full-squad workout.
General manager Al Avila said Saturday that second baseman Jonathan Schoop most likely wouldn't arrive until Wednesday. Schoop, who is from Curacao, was still waiting for his work visa.
The Tigers signed the 28-year-old in December for $6.1 million. The seven-year veteran had 23 home runs for the Central Division-champion Twins last season.
Sunday is reporting day for position players. First baseman C.J. Cron, another former Twin the Tigers signed for $6.1 million, checked in on Saturday, as did third baseman Jeimer Candelario.
Recently signed outfielder Cameron Maybin and designated hitter Miguel Cabrera are expected to arrive in Lakeland Sunday.