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Jordan Schafer | Outfielder

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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. Sep 25 - 10:31 PM

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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.
Sep 14 - 5:36 PM

Jordan Schafer is not in the Twins starting lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.

The Twins have been cautious with the speedy outfielder after his collision with an outfield wall last week. Aaron Hicks will once again start in his place.
Sep 13 - 1:23 PM

Jordan Schafer returned to the Twins' lineup Tuesday.

Schafer missed the previous two games with bruised ribs. He's provided the Twins with an element of speed, swiping 11 bases while hitting .322 in 29 games.
Sep 9 - 9:43 PM

Jordan Schafer is out of the Twins' lineup Saturday versus the Angels due to soreness in his ribs.

Schafer collided with the wall in Friday night's game against the Angels. He is considered day-to-day.
Sep 6 - 5:03 PM

Jordan Schafer went 3-for-5 with four runs batted in and a stolen base in Thursday's 10-inning victory against the Royals.

Schafer singled in a run in the fourth inning, doubled in a run in the sixth, and knocked in two insurance runs with a 10th-inning single. He has performed well since joining the Twins on a waiver claim, batting .328 (21-for-64) with 10 stolen bases since August 5. Schafer is on an eight-game hitting streak as well.
Aug 29 - 12:00 AM

Jordan Schafer doubled twice, walked and stole a base against the A's on Saturday.

Schafer isn't much of a hitter, but he has taken to attempting steals pretty much every time he's on first base, which could make him a really nice piece in AL-only leagues. He's 18-for-20 stealing bases this year, even though he has a total of 11 singles and 11 walks in 92 at-bats.
Aug 10 - 12:57 AM

Twins claimed OF Jordan Schafer off waivers from the Braves.

Schafer has hit only .163/.256/.213 this season, but he has speed and gives the Twins a backup center fielder (as well as a backup in left and right). Minnesota has yet to make a corresponding move.
Aug 3 - 2:11 PM

Braves designated OF Jordan Schafer for assignment.

Schafer has batted an ugly .163/.256/.213 this season and is no longer needed following the addition of Emilio Bonifacio. He does have some speed and can play center field, so it's possible the 27-year-old will draw some interest on waivers.
Aug 1 - 2:46 PM

MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports that the Braves are expected to designate Jordan Schafer for assignment.

The Braves need to clear roster space for the arrival of new acquisitions Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell. Schafer sports a hideous .163/.256/.213 batting line this season and has started just two games over the last month, so the move comes as no surprise.
Aug 1 - 12:41 PM

Jordan Schafer was a menace on the basepaths in Friday's loss to the Cubs, swiping three bases and scoring a run.

He finished the afternoon 0-for-1, with a pair of walks and a sacrifice. While he plays a tremendous center field and runs exceptionally well, he's hitting a troublesome .176/.253/.235 on the season to go along with his 14 stolen bases.
Jul 11 - 7:18 PM

Jordan Schafer went 3-for-3 with two doubles and a walk versus the Nationals on Saturday.

While the Braves are certainly hoping B.J. Upton bounces back this year, they do have Schafer available as a decent fallback, assuming he can stay healthy. He hit .247/.331/.346 and stole 22 bases in 231 at-bats after rejoining the team last year.
Mar 1 - 5:33 PM

Braves avoided arbitration with OF Jordan Schafer by agreeing to a one-year, $1.09 million contract.

Schafer was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. The speedy outfielder batted .247/.331/.346 with three homers and 22 stolen bases last year for the Braves. He's slated to work as an extra outfielder in 2014.
Jan 17 - 12:46 PM

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Saturday that Jordan Schafer (back, quad) is fine to play.

Schafer has dealt with back and quad ailments over the past week, but that's not the reason for his absence from Saturday's lineup. Gonzalez noted that Kyle Kendrick has been better against left-handed hitters this season, and he also indicated that he'd prefer cutting back on Schafer's playing time. "I think Schafe is a valuable piece and a valuable player and if we play him like we did April May and half of June, I think he’ll be fine," said Gonzalez.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 09:21:00 AM

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Jordan Schafer (back) should be ready to play on Friday.

Schafer suffered a lower back strain in Monday's game. B.J. Upton started in center field on Wednesday in his steed. Atlanta is off on Thursday and travels to Philadelphia to begin a three-game set on Friday.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 04:01:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Josmil Pinto
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
2Eric Farris
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3Jose Martinez
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
3Miguel Sano
LF1Jordan Schafer
2Chris Herrmann
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Eddie Rosario
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Shane Robinson
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Tommy Milone
6Trevor May
7Mike Pelfrey
8Alex Meyer
9Jason Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Caleb Thielbar
5Ryan Pressly
6Aaron Thompson
7A.J. Achter
8Logan Darnell
9Michael Tonkin
10Lester Oliveros
11J.R. Graham
12Tim Stauffer
13Mark Hamburger