Schafer during his tenure with the Atlanta Braves in 2014
Minnesota Twins – No. 1
September 4, 1986 |
|April 5, 2009 for the Atlanta Braves|
(through 2014 season)
|Runs batted in||80|
Jordan James Schafer (born September 4, 1986) is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros.
Schafer was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the third round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft out of Winter Haven High School. In April 2008 he was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball after being accused of HGH use. He was the first player to be suspended by Major League Baseball's Department of Investigations.
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. 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. He finished the game 2 for 3, with the home run, a single, an intentional walk, and a strikeout.
Second stint with Braves
On November 1, 2012, the Atlanta Braves reacquired Jordan Schafer from the Houston Astros on waivers. Schafer was placed on the disabled list on July 4, 2013 with a stress fracture in his ankle. He was designated for assignment by the Braves on August 1, 2014.
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- Braves Make Final Cuts[dead link]
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- "Twins claim OF Schafer off waivers from Braves". ESPN.com. Associated Press. August 3, 2014. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Jordan Schafer on Twitter