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Jordan Schafer | Outfielder

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

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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

Jordan Schafer (ankle) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Gwinnett.

Schafer is actually already with the team, but he's just working out on Friday. Barring any setbacks, the 26-year-old outfielder could return to the Braves sometime next week. He has been working his way back from a stress fracture in his right foot.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 06:13:00 PM

Jordan Schafer (ankle) could begin a minor league rehab assignment this Saturday.

Schafer is just slightly behind fellow Braves outfielder B.J. Upton, who will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday. They should both be added back to Atlanta's active 25-man roster next week.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 04:32:00 PM

Jordan Schafer (ankle) could be cleared to swing a bat as soon as this weekend.

He could also be cleared for some other light baseball activities. Schafer is coming back from a stress fracture in his right foot and won't return for at least another couple weeks.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 10:05:00 PM

Jordan Schafer's (ankle) MRI results revealed an undiscovered stress fracture in his injured ankle on Friday, which will sideline him for an additional month.

Early X-rays did not detect the fracture because it was on the inside of the bone, and only became visible over time. It's a disappointing setback for Schafer who had been taking batting practice with the intention of returning to the team immediately after the All-Star break. As it stands, he shouldn't be expected to return until the end of August.
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 09:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Evan Gattis
2Gerald Laird
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Tommy La Stella
2Tyler Pastornicky
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Ramiro Pena
LF1Justin Upton
2Ryan Doumit
CF1B.J. Upton
2Jordan Schafer
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Ervin Santana
4Aaron Harang
5Alex Wood
6Brandon Beachy
7Kris Medlen
8Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2David Carpenter
3Jordan Walden
4Shae Simmons
5Anthony Varvaro
6Cory Gearrin
7Jonny Venters
8David Hale
9Chasen Shreve