Jordan Schafer OF MIN 11 Days

Schafer isn't in the lineup Monday in Kansas City, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

An everyday player, Schafer has recorded hits in five of the past eight contests, batting .333 (7-for-21) with one RBI, four runs, four steals, and three walks versus three strikeouts. He'll yield center field to Danny Santana, while Eduardo Escobar covers shortstop.

Jordan Schafer OF MIN 14 Days

Manager Ron Gardenhire has given Schafer the green light to steal at all times, unless he's specifically told not to go, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Schafer has six stolen bases in eight games with the Twins and it sounds like he'll remain aggressive with Gardenhire's blessing.

Jordan Schafer OF MIN 16 Days

Schafer is out of the lineup Wednesday in Houston, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Since he was claimed off waivers on Aug. 3, Schafer has started seven of eight games in the corner outfield for the Twins, batting .273/.333/.364 with one RBI, three runs scored, and six stolen bases in 22 at-bats. In his stead, Eduardo Nunez will cover left field and hit sixth in the order.

Jordan Schafer OF MIN 20 Days

Schafer got another start and went 2-for-3 with a run scored, one RBI, a walk, and a stolen base in a losing effort against Oakland on Saturday night.

Claimed just a week ago off of waivers, he batted ninth but contributed across the stat sheet. He's only hitting .185 on the year, but he has 18 swipes so he could be a source of cheap steals if he continues to get playing time.

Jordan Schafer OF MIN 23 Days

Schafer started in center field and batted ninth Wednesday against the Padres. He went 1-for-4 with a stolen base, his second in two days.

Schafer is a light hitter, but could be a really good source of stolen bases over the last two months if you can stomach a potentially low average with poor power.

Jordan Schafer OF MIN 2 Months

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.

Jordan Schafer OF MIN 6 Months

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.

Jordan Schafer OF MIN 7 Months

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.

Jordan Schafer OF MIN 12 Months

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.

Jordan Schafer OF MIN 12 Months

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.