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Jordan Schafer | Relief Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1 / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Cardinals signed LHP/OF Jordan Schafer to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
The Cards say he'll come to spring training as both a pitcher and outfielder. Schafer tried pitching for the first time last season in the minors for the Dodgers and fared well, posting a 3.38 ERA with 59 strikeouts over 49 1/3 innings. He probably has a better shot at winning a roster spot as an outfielder, though, as St. Louis could use a fifth outfielder. Schafer is a career .228/.308/.307 hitter but can really run and plays all three outfield spots. Mon, Dec 12, 2016 04:26:00 PM

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According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, the Dodgers plan to try Jordan Schafer as a pitcher.

Schafer was a big-time pitching prospect in high school and he currently owns a .228/.308/.307 career major league batting line as an outfielder, so it's worth a shot. The 28-year-old left-handed thrower figures to begin this experiment on the minor league fields at Dodgers camp. If that goes smoothly, maybe we'll see him take the mound in a couple of Cactus League games.
Thu, Jan 14, 2016 09:46:00 AM

Dodgers signed OF Jordan Schafer to a minor league contract.

Schafer had himself a tough 2015, spraining his right MCL in April before being released by the Twins in June. He did see 69 at-bats with the club prior to his release, but managed just a .217/.250/.261 triple-slash. The 28-year-old's most consistent attribute would be his speed, as he has five seasons with double-digit steals. He doesn't bring a whole lot else to the table.
Wed, Jan 13, 2016 05:18:00 PM

Twins released OF Jordan Schafer.

Schafer has been on the disabled list since mid-May with an MCL sprain in his right knee. Perhaps he had been ready to rejoin the club but there was simply no room for him in the outfield, but Schafer will now have to look for work elsewhere. The 28-year-old hit .217/.250/.261 in 69 at-bats with the Twins this season.
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 10:07:00 PM

Jordan Schafer (knee) has begun shagging flies.

It's a nice step, but Schafer is being eased back into baseball activities and is not close to a return. He's been out the last few weeks with an MCL sprain in his right knee.
Sun, Jun 7, 2015 09:47:00 AM

Dr. James Andrews confirmed Saturday that Jordan Schafer will not require surgery on his injured right knee.

It's good news for Schafer and for the Twins, who should have the speedy outfielder back in the fold at some point in June. In the meantime, Aaron Hicks will continue to see the bulk of playing time in center field.
Sat, May 23, 2015 11:24:00 AM

Twins placed OF Jordan Schafer on the 15-day disabled list with an MCL sprain in his right knee.

The injury isn't believed to require surgery, but it's unclear when he will return. Aaron Hicks appears to be the most likely beneficiary, as he will remain with the team for another few weeks.
Sat, May 16, 2015 11:35:00 AM

Jordan Schafer walked and scored a run on Saturday in his return to action.

It was the only time he reached in four trips to the plate. Schafer had been out of commission for a couple days while battling a mild right MCL sprain, but it appears he'll be fine.
Sun, May 3, 2015 08:15:00 AM

Jordan Schafer is dealing with a mild right MCL sprain.

Schafer suffered the injury while rounding first base during Wednesday's game against the Tigers. The Twins are calling him day-to-day for now, but it would certainly seem like an injury that could send him to the disabled list.
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 04:00:00 PM

Jordan Schafer exited Wednesday's game against the Tigers with an apparent leg injury.

Schafer beat out a bunt single in the sixth inning but appeared to tweak something after rounding first base. The Twins should have an update on his status before long.
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 03:38:00 PM

Jordan Schafer went 0-for-2 on Saturday to end the spring with a .245 average in 53 at-bats.

Schafer didn't win the starting job in center as much as he fell into it, courtesy of the Twins' unceasing disappointment in Aaron Hicks. He'll be a big source of steals from the bottom of the Twins' order, but it's the only category in which he'll contribute.
Sat, Apr 4, 2015 03:40:00 PM

Twins and OF Jordan Schafer avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.55 million contract.

It's right at the midpoint between figures that were exchanged last week. Schafer played well for the Twins down the stretch last season, batting .285/.345/.362 with a homer, 13 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 130 at-bats. He'll be a backup but could still carve out some fantasy value in deep formats due to his speed.
Fri, Jan 23, 2015 03:37:00 PM

Jordan Schafer requested $1.7 million and was offered $1.4 million from the Twins when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

The 28-year-old outfielder enjoyed a rebirth after joining the Twins midseason in 2014, slashing .285/.345/.362 with a homer, 13 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 130 at-bats. If he can find his way into the lineup regularly in 2015 he represents a very intriguing source of speed for fantasy purposes.
Fri, Jan 16, 2015 08:48:00 PM

Jordan Schafer was available only to pinch-run Thursday due to a nerve issue in left elbow.

It's actually been an issue for him for about 10 days. Schafer likely won't start any over the weekend.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 10:31:00 PM

Jordan Schafer showed off all his attributes Sunday, going 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, two runs scored and two steals against the White Sox.

Schafer hit the two-run shot in the fourth inning, his first home run of the season. Schafer also stole two bases, giving him 29 on the year, 14 of which have come since joining the Twins. The outfielder is hitting .308 in the American League and has enjoyed a bit of a career revival in Minnesota.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 05:36:00 PM

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