"I feel good," said Schoop, who wasn't in Thursday's lineup in the O's 6-4 loss to the Tigers. "No pain, but the doctor [didn't] want me to run around yesterday. I think today, if I run, I could bleed. But I feel good. I'm thankful. I feel ready to go."
Orioles manager Buck Showalter wasn't sure exactly when Schoop would return to the lineup although the second baseman is pushing for Friday.
"[He] lost about six pounds, liquids only [diet]. He's got a couple big holes down there," Showalter said of Schoop.
"J.J. [Hardy] asked him if he put the teeth under his pillow last night. Trying to explain to [Curacao native] Schoop what the tooth fairy is was pretty funny. He hadn't heard it. He goes, 'What? maybe I can pull some more teeth.'"
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