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1 Jordan Schafer LF
Height/Weight: 6-1/203 | Birthdate: 9/4/1986 | Birthplace: Hammond, IN | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Minnesota | College: No College | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $512,500 | Owned/Started%: 4/1 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Shane Robinson replaces Jordan Schafer in Twins' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(12:00 pm ET) Twins center fielder Jordan Schafer is not listed in Sunday's starting lineup. 

Schafer gets a rest, as Shane Robinson replaces him in center. Robinson will bat ninth in the order. 


Twins lineup set for Opening Day


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) Twins manager Paul Molitor posted the team's starting lineup for Monday's Opening Day game against the Tigers.

The Twins will face LHP David Price with the following lineup: 

Danny Santana SS, Brian Dozier 2B, Joe Mauer 1B, Torii Hunter RF, Kennys Vargas DH, Trevor Plouffe 3B, Oswaldo Arcia LF, Kurt Suzuki C, Jordan Schafer CF. Phil Hughes will be the starting pitcher.


Twins could use trio of Schafer, Robinson, Escobar at CF


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Twins manager Paul Molitor told reporters that he'll use a blend of Jordan Schafer and Shane Robinson at center field, but wouldn't describe the position as a straight platoon, according to the Star Tribune. With Danny Santana named the starting shortstop, Molitor added that Eduardo Escobar would also see some time in the outfield.

Twins' Molitor not yet ready to name starting center fielder


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) Twins manager Paul Molitor said Thursday the team is not ready to make a decision yet on who will be the starting center fielder, per the Pioneer Press.

Jordan Schafer, Aaron Hicks, Shane Robinson and Eddie Rosario are considered the leading candidates for the job, but Molitor indicated Thursday that Rosario and Hicks would have to play regularly to stay in the majors.

"I haven't made up my mind on how that's going to play," Molitor said. "Aaron (Hicks) knows that. I think (Jordan) Schafer and (Shane) Robinson and Eddie all know. They're out there playing. They have reason and motivation to play as well as they can. We don't have to make a decision yet. We've got a little time."


Five Twins return for workouts on Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) All five Twins players -- Byron Buxton, Trevor May, Oswaldo Arcia, Jordan Schafer and Kurt Suzuki -- that were sent home due to illness on Monday, returned to the clubhouse on Tuesday and rejoined the club for workouts, reports the Star Tribune.

The Twins begin exhibition season Wednesday with a game against the University of Minnesota.


Twins send five home due to illness before Monday workouts


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe (illness) was back at workouts Monday, but the Twins sent five other players home due to illness before Monday workouts began, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Pitcher Trevor May and outfielders Byron Buxton and Jordan Schafer missed a second straight day of workouts, while catcher Kurt Suzuki and outfielder Oswaldo Arcia also had to miss the Monday session.

The Twins begin exhibition season Wednesday with a game against the University of Minnesota.


Twins, Jordan Schafer agree to terms on $1.55 million contract


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) The Twins announced Friday that they have agreed to terms with outfielder Jordan Schafer on a one-year contract for $1.55 million, avoiding arbitration. Left-handed pitcher Brian Duensing remains the only arbitration-eligible player for the Twins without an agreement.

Schafer, 28, made $1.09 million last season with the Braves. He slashed .238/.310/.305 with one homer, 15 RBI and 30 stolen bases in 210 at-bats between Atlanta and Minnesota in 2014.


Report: Twins' Jordan Schafer files for $1.7 million in arbitration


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) Twins outfielder Jordan Schafer has filed for $1.7 million in arbitration, while the team has offered $1.4 million, the Star Tribune reports.

Schafer is eligible for arbitration for the second time this offseason. He hit .238/.310/.305 with one home run, 15 RBI and 30 stolen bases in 210 at-bats between Atlanta and Minnesota in 2014.


Twins unable to reach an agreement with Duensing, Schafer


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) The Twins were unable to reach an agreement with left-hander Brian Duensing and outfielder Jordan Schafer prior to Friday's arbitration deadline, reports Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Duensing made $2 million last season and is third-year arbitration eligible. Schafer made $1.09 million last season with the Braves and is second-year arbitration eligible. 

Trevor Plouffe among six Twins players tendered Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) The Twins tendered contracts to all six of their arbitration-eligible players prior to Tuesday's deadline, MLB.com reports. Those players include: Third baseman Trevor Plouffe, reliever Brian Duensing, outfielder Jordan Schafer, shortstop Eduardo Nunez, pitchers Tommy Milone and Casey Fien.

Jordan Schafer out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Twins outfielder Jordan Schafer (elbow) is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's season finale against the Tigers.

Jordan Schafer out of lineup Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) Twins outfielder Jordan Schafer is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's matchup with the Tigers. Schafer hasn't played since Tuesday due to an elbow injury.

MRI not needed for Jordan Schafer


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) As expected, Twins outfielder Jordan Schafer was held out of the starting lineup Friday against the Tigers because of a nerve issue in his left elbow. Schafer has been sidelined since Sept. 23 with the issue and has been limited to only pinch running duties. An MRI is not needed for his issue, according to the St. Paul Pioneer-Press.

Schafer is hitting .238 with one home run and 15 RBI over 210 at-bats. His status for the final weekend of the season remains uncertain.

Jordan Schafer dealing with nerve issue in elbow


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Twins outfielder Jordan Schafer was only available to pinch run on Thursday because of a nerve issue in his left elbow, the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports. Schafer is hitting .238 with one home run and 15 RBI over 210 at-bats. His status for the final weekend of the season remains uncertain.

Jordan Schafer finally goes deep in win over White Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Twins outfielder Jordan Schafer busted loose from a major slump in style Sunday in the Windy City.

Schafer cranked out a two-run homer in the fourth inning and singled and scored in the ninth. He added two stolen bases in a strong all-around effort. The blast was his first of the season. Not bad considering Schafer entered on a 2-for-21 slide.


Jordan Schafer returns to lineup after missing two games


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Twins outfielder Jordan Schafer is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Indians, after missing two games with sore ribs. He suffered the injury after running into the outfield wall Friday, but three days off were enough to get him back in the lineup, in the leadoff spot.

Schafer has played well since joining the Twins, hitting .322/.390/.400 in 105 plate appearances. 


Jordan Schafer sidelined Saturday by sore ribs


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Twins outfielder Jordan Schafer is not in Saturday's lineup due to sore ribs, MLB.com reports.

Schafer ran into the left field wall Friday and is day to day with the injury. He has hit .247/.326/.312 with 26 stolen bases in 170 at-bats.


Jordan Schafer contributing for Twins


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Twins outfielder Jordan Schafer continues to produce since joining the team, as he extended his heating streak to seven games in a 6-1 loss to the Royals Wednesday.

Schafer went 1 for 3 with a stolen base Wednesday, raising his average since joining the Twins to .305 in 59 at-bats. He has appeared in all but two games since, and has a .397 on-base percentage with 10 runs scored and nine stolen bases in 10 tries.  


Twins claim Jordan Schafer off waivers from Braves


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) The Twins claimed outfielder Jordan Schafer off waivers from the Braves, according to The Star Tribune. Schafer was designated for assignment Friday.

Jordan Schafer officially designated for assignment


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) The Braves officially designated outfielder Jordan Schafer for assignment Friday, confirming previous media reports. Schafer hit just .163/.256/.213 with the Braves this season, while serving almost exclusively as a reserve. 

Braves set to DFA Jordan Schafer


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Though the team has not officially announced it, the Braves are expected to clear two spots on the active roster by optioning pitcher Chasen Shreve to Triple-A Gwinnett and designating outfielder Jordan Schafer for assignment, MLB.com reports.

Schafer has appeared in 63 games for the Braves this season, almost exclusively as a reserve. He is hitting just .163/.256/.213 in 80 at-bats overall.  


Jordan Schafer asks manager for more playing time


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2014) Braves backup outfielder Jordan Schafer met with Fredi Gonzalez about his yearning for increased playing time, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has reported.

Schafer has just 19 plate appearances all season and is 3 for 18 at the plate. The presence of Justin Upton, Jason Heyward and B.J. Upton, who is in the second year of a lucrative five-year contract, has kept Schafer glued to the bench. But Gonzalez praised him for his attitude.

"I told him how proud I was of him, of his work ethic - he's ready to play, ready to help the team," Gonzalez said. "Whether he pinch-runs, steals a base, or fills in on defense. And I know it's a tough spot. I said, it's early, and it's hard to take someone out of those spots."

Schafer is hitless in his last seven at-bats.


Jordan Schafer available to play despite finger injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2014) Braves outfielder Jordan Schafer said he's available off the bench Sunday against the Mets after leaving Saturday's game with a finger injury, per MLB.com. His right middle finger got jammed when he slapped hands Justin Upton following Upton's home run Saturday.

Jordan Schafer gets X-rays on finger Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11:02 pm ET) Braves outfielder Jordan Schafer had the middle finger on his right hand X-rayed after Saturday's win over the Mets, MLB.com reports. The X-rays came back negative, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Schafer, who is day to day with the injury, didn't indicate how he injured the finger. He did go 0 for 1 and score a run as a pinch hitter Saturday, but the injury apparently wasn't sustained on his slide into second base. He is 1 for 9 with two stolen bases this season.


Jordan Schafer dealing with flu-like symptoms


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2014) Braves outfielder Jordan Schafer has been dealing with flu-like symptoms for several days and is still sick, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Schafer has seen limited action this season for the Braves as a reserve player, going 0 for 7 with a stolen base in nine appearances.