Jordan Schafer

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Jordan Schafer
Schafer playing with the Houston Astros.
Atlanta Braves – No. 17
Center fielder
Born: (1986-09-04) September 4, 1986 (age 27)
Hammond, Indiana
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
April 5, 2009 for the Atlanta Braves
Career statistics
(through July 14,2014)
Batting average .224
Hits 242
Home runs 11
Runs batted in 67
Stolen bases 87

Jordan James Schafer (born September 4, 1986) is a Major League Baseball center fielder for the Atlanta Braves.

Baseball career[edit]

Atlanta Braves[edit]

Schafer was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the third round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft.[1] In April of 2008 he was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball after being accused of HGH use.[2]

Schafer was named the Braves' starting center fielder for the 2009 season on April 5, 2009, despite never having played at a higher level than Double-A.[3] He made his major league debut on April 5, 2009, becoming the 99th player in Major League Baseball history to hit his first career home run in his first major league at bat, off Brett Myers of the Philadelphia Phillies.[4] He finished the game 2 for 3, with the home run, a single, an intentional walk, and a strikeout.[5]

On June 2, 2009, Schafer was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett Braves after batting only .204 with 63 strikeouts in 167 at-bats.[6] He was called back up to the major league team on May 24, 2011.

Houston Astros[edit]

On July 31, 2011, Schafer was traded with Juan Abreu, Paul Clemens, and Brett Oberholtzer to the Houston Astros in exchange for Michael Bourn.[7]

On April 29, 2012, Schafer was ejected from a game by umpire Marvin Hudson after disputing an out call on an attempted steal.[8]

Second stint with Braves[edit]

On November 1, 2012, the Atlanta Braves reacquired Jordan Schafer from the Houston Astros on waivers.[9] Schafer was placed on the disabled list on July 4, 2013 with a stress fracture in his ankle.

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