Jordan Schafer OF ATL 14 Days

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 ATL 5 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 ATL 6 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 ATL 11 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 ATL 11 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.

Jordan Schafer OF ATL 11 Months

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.

Jordan Schafer OF ATL 11 Months

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.

Jordan Schafer OF ATL 11 Months

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.

Jordan Schafer OF ATL 11 Months

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.

Jordan Schafer OF ATL 12 Months

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.