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One year after knee injury ended a hot April, Jonathan Schoop is producing a better one

One year after knee injury ended a hot April, Jonathan Schoop is producing a better one

When Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop suffered a knee injury one year ago Sunday that slammed shut a promising start to his 2015 season, many anticipated that his breakout would be put on hold.

There’s renewed optimism that this year holds big things for Schoop after Friday’s two-homer performance actually gave him a better start than the one he enjoyed last season.

“I feel really good,” Schoop said. “We’re winning. That’s all that matters, getting the wins. That’s the most important thing. Everything is going good. Offense is good, defense is good.”

Entering Saturday’s game, Schoop was batting...

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