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Orioles' Jonathan Schoop '200 percent' ready for season after returning from WBC

Orioles' Jonathan Schoop '200 percent' ready for season after returning from WBC

Jonathan Schoop was in the Orioles clubhouse on Friday afternoon for the first time since returning from the World Baseball Classic and the team's starting second baseman said he’s “200 percent” ready for the upcoming season.

Schoop’s Kingdom of the Netherlands team advanced to the WBC semifinals, winning four of its six games before losing to Puerto Rico in the semifinals. Schoop started all seven games, and given the high intensity of every game, he said he’s returning ready for the season.

“I’m ready,” Schoop said. “I’m ready already. Those games are so important to me. If you go through the motions, you won’t win. You’ve got to go in there 100 percent and compete....

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