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Jordan Schafer | Outfielder

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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

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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

Jordan Schafer (back) was scratched from Wednesday's lineup.

B.J. Upton will replace him in center field and the leadoff spot. Schafer left Monday's game against the Mets in the bottom of the seventh with a lower back strain. Consider him day-to-day.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 10:49:00 AM

Jordan Schafer was diagnosed with a lower back strain.

Schafer left Monday's game in the seventh inning, but it's not a major concern. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 04:39:00 PM

Jordan Schafer left Monday's game against the Mets in the bottom of the seventh inning with an apparent injury.

No word on the nature of the injury, but he appeared to tweak his lower back on a swing before reaching with a single. Schafer matched a season-high with four hits and three stolen bases before exiting.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 04:13:00 PM

Jordan Schafer went 3-for-4 with two RBI as the Braves beat the Indians 3-2 on Wednesday.

Schafer was all over the stat sheet, as he walked, scored a run, drove in two and also stole two bases. The two thefts gave him 15 on the season, while reaching base in four of his five plate appearances pushed his line to .275/.358/.404. He batted leadoff and has been getting steady playing time since Jason Heyward's injury, and owners looking for cheap speed and a few runs scored could do much worse than the 26-year-old.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 12:54:00 AM

Braves activated OF Jordan Schafer from the 15-day disabled list.

Schafer has been rehabbing a stress fracture in his right foot which was suffered in late June. Before the injury, Schafer had been a spark plug in the Braves lineup, hitting .312/.399/.464 with three homers, 15 RBI and nine steals in 61 games.
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 12:25:00 AM

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Jordan Schafer (ankle) will play through Thursday or Friday with Triple-A Gwinnett before being activated on Saturday.

Schafer has been working his way back from a stress fracture in his right foot suffered in late June. "He missed almost six weeks," Gonzalez said. "His legs are fine. He just needs to get his timing back."
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 07:12:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Jordan Schafer
CF1Danny Santana
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Chris Parmelee
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Phil Hughes
3Kyle Gibson
4Tommy Milone
5Trevor May
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Ryan Pressly
8Samuel Deduno