Jordan Schafer LF/CF MIN 1 day ago

Schafer had a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews that confirms he doesn't need surgery on the injured MCL in his knee, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

While this is a positive development, it's probably not a good sign that he sought a second opinion. There's no official timetable for his return, but this makes it sound like it will be several weeks before he's ready.

Jordan Schafer LF/CF MIN 1 week ago

Schafer was placed on the 15-day DL Saturday with a right knee injury, Fox Sports North's Tyler Mason reports.

He apparently tweaked the knee last month in Seattle and has been trying to battle through, but will now get a chance to rest for a stretch. Surgery is not needed at this point but he should be considered out indefinitely. Shane Robinson was activated from the family emergency list as a corresponding move.

Jordan Schafer LF/CF MIN 1 week ago

Schafer is not in the lineup Friday against the Rays, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Schafer will sit for a fourth straight game and for the second straight game against an opposing right-handed starter. It would seem Aaron Hicks has supplanted Schafter, who has a .511 OPS in 74 plate appearances, as the primary option in center field.

Jordan Schafer LF/CF MIN 2 weeks ago

Schafer is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Schafer will receive another day off Wednesday with the left-handed Kyle Lobstein on the mound for the Tigers. The day off marks his fourth in the past seven games, and it's a trend that may continue given his .217/.250/.261 batting line this season.

Jordan Schafer LF/CF MIN 2 weeks ago

Schafer is out of the lineup Thursday, the Star Tribune's LaVelle Neal reports.

Schafer is batting a very empty .237 and he's getting on base at just a .274 clip, so he's not doing himself any favors at the plate. A popular late-round flier for steals this year, his inconsistent playing time and lack of success on the base paths makes cutting ties an easy proposition in shallower leagues.

Jordan Schafer LF/CF MIN 3 weeks ago

Schafer is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Athletics, Brandon Warne of 105 The Ticket reports.

Schafer has been swinging well as he's collected five hits in his last three games, but he'll get the day off after starting each of the previous four days. Shane Robinson will get the start in center field in his stead.

Jordan Schafer LF/CF MIN 3 weeks ago

Schafer is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, Tyler Mason of Fox Sports North reports.

Schafer missed back-to-back contests with what was being called a sprained MCL earlier in the week, but was able to return to the lineup for Saturday's contest. He was 0-for-3 at the plate with a walk and a run scored in that game, but the Twins will likely give him regular rest until he's closer to 100 percent.

Jordan Schafer LF/CF MIN 3 weeks ago

Schafer (knee) is back in the lineup Saturday against the White Sox, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Initial reports suggested Schafer sprained the MCL in his right knee Wednesday, but the outfielder said he was fine and it turns out the injury will end up costing him just two games. Schafer is batting just .188/.204/.229 so far this season, and he's been caught on both of his stolen base attempts to this point.

Jordan Schafer LF/CF MIN 3 weeks ago

Schafer (knee) remains out of the lineup Friday against the White Sox, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Schafer's reportedly sprained his MCL when he slipped at first base during Wednesday's game, and it looks as though his absence will extend to at least two contests. The 12-run output by the Twins on Thursday likely made the decision easier as well, as the team will trot out the same defensive alignment Friday.

Jordan Schafer LF/CF MIN 3 weeks ago

Schafer (knee) is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the White Sox, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

It was initially reported that Schafer suffered a sprained MCL, but the outfielder then said that his knee is fine. The Twins will have him undergo additional testing, with Shane Robinson manning center field in the meantime. This isn't a bad game for Schafer to miss, given that the Twins are facing an elite southpaw in Chicago's Chris Sale.