July 11, 2012; Reading, PA USA; Bowie Baysox second baseman Jonathan Schoop (46) runs off the field after the 7th inning during AA Eastern League All-Star game at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Eastern Division defeated the Western Division, 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore Orioles' Jonathan Schoop Out 6-8 Week With Fractured Back

The Baltimore Orioles learned today that infield prospect Jonathan Schoop will miss some significant time with a back injury. The second baseman will be meeting with a second doctor to get another opinion on his back, but it looks like the diagnosis will not be any better.

Per Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun:

Schoop had been playing with Triple-A Norfolk and Double-A Bowie over the past two seasons. He was with Norfolk at the time of the injury.

This season with Norfolk, Schoop was batting .268/.331/.386 with three home runs and 18 RBI. He added a stolen base to his stat line. He was already having a down year compared to last season’s production and the added time will do nothing to enhance his standing in the prospects ranks.

It was just a year ago that Schoop was among the top 100 prospects in baseball, but he is no longer in the listings.

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