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Schafer appears set to win the starting center field job with Aaron Hicks sent to Triple-A, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

It's possible that Schafer could platoon with Shane Robinson. It's also possible the Twins could acquire a veteran cut by another team late in spring training as the team doesn't seem happy about the position. However, Schafer looks set for an increase in expected playing time in almost any scenario with Hick's demotion.

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Schafer is hitting just .231 (3-for-13) this spring but remains in the running for the starting center field job, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Schafer is battling Aaron Hicks and Eddie Rosario for the job. Hicks is hitting .357 (5-for-14), but has made several mental lapses on the basepaths. Rosario is a late addition to the competition, but he hasn't played above Double-A. As a result, Schafer could begin the season with the job or in a platoon with Hicks (as Hicks struggles against right-handed pitchers). Even if he doesn't win the job, Schafer should make the roster and would have value as a reserve outfielder with his ability to steal bases.

Jordan Schafer LF/CF MIN 2 Months

Schafer agreed to a one-year, $1.55 million contract with the Twins on Friday, avoiding arbitration, FOX Sports North's Tyler Mason reports.

Schafer was an afterthought while with the Braves last season, logging just 80 at-bats in 63 games over the first four months of the season. The 28-year-old was given a chance at regular time after joining the Twins on a waiver claim in August, and he made the most of the opportunity, batting .285/.345/.362 with 15 steals (20 attempts) in 41 games. A starting role to begin 2015 is still by no means guaranteed, but Schafer should compete for the job in center during spring training.

Jordan Schafer LF/CF MIN 6 Months

Schafer (elbow) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers, according to MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger.

Schafer will sit out for the fifth straight game as the regular season comes to a close Chris Herrmann will get the nod in left field once again in Schafer's place.

Jordan Schafer LF/CF MIN 6 Months

Schafer (elbow) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Tigers, according to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Schafer's elbow is not believed to be serious, but he is apparently still too sore to play. Chris Herrmann will get another start in left field in Schafer's place.

Jordan Schafer LF/CF MIN 6 Months

Schafer (elbow) won't need an MRI, as the Twins don't believe the injury to be that serious, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

He's not in the lineup Friday, and while it may not be serious, it could still be enough to sideline him for the final games of the season. Consider him day-to-day for now.

Jordan Schafer LF/CF MIN 6 Months

Schafer (elbow) remains out of the lineup Friday against the Tigers, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Despite his attempts to batting through a hyper-extended right elbow, suffered Sept. 15, Schafer's condition hasn't improved and he's now set to miss a third straight start. Chris Herrmann will once again man left field in his absence.

Jordan Schafer LF/CF MIN 6 Months

Schafer is dealing with a hyper-extended right elbow that occurred on Sep. 15, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Schafer had "been trying to battle through it," but it hadn't gotten better, and he has sat the last two days as a result. With the season winding down and the Twins out of playoff contention, it wouldn't be surprising if he sits for the Twins' final three games.

Jordan Schafer LF/CF MIN 6 Months

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

Manager Ron Gardenhire will give September call-up Chris Herrmann some rare playing time in left field, as Schafer heads to the bench for the third time in four games. Schafer's at-bats figure to remain inconsistent during the season-ending series with the Tigers, with the Twins content to shuffle some of their underutilized players into the mix before packing it in for 2014.

Jordan Schafer LF/CF MIN 6 Months

Schafer is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, LaVelle E. Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Schafer will miss his second game in three days, with Aaron Hicks getting the start in left field due to the left-handed pitcher Vidal Nuno scheduled to start. He started off strong with his new team, batting .333/.405/.427 in August and with 10 RBI and 11 stolen bases, but has really slowed down in September, collecting just 12 hits in 55 at-bats.