Orioles place 2B Schoop (oblique) on DL, recall RHP Cobb

The Baltimore Orioles placed second baseman Jonathan Schoop on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right side before Saturday's game against the Red Sox and activated starting pitcher Alex Cobb.

Schoop suffered the injury last night during a swinging strikeout, and was removed from the game in the seventh inning.

In that time, he has also developed into one of the best in the majors at his position. Manager Buck Showalter said Schoop injured his oblique in his last at-bat in Friday's loss. The O's have been hit hard by the injury bug this year, with Schoop joining Mark Trumbo, Zach Britton, and Colby Rasmus on the DL.

Over the long term, of course, Schoop's absence is a big loss for an Orioles lineup that has had a lot of problems generating offense.

Some type of roster move was expected today so the Orioles could create room for Cobb, as the right-hander will make his first start in the black-and-orange.

Schoop was off to a slow start in 2018 with a.230/.266/.344 slash line and one home run in 14 games.

Cobb, one of the top starters available in free agency this past offseason, didn't finalize his four-year, $57-million deal with Baltimore until the penultimate week of spring training, and consequently wasn't able to break camp with the club.

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