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Jordan Schafer Diagnosed with Broken Finger, not Headed for Disabled List; Wilkin Ramirez Optioned to Minors

July 25th, 2011 at 9:36 PM
By Cody Fields

X-rays taken Monday on Jordan Schafer's jammed middle finger revealed a chip fracture. The 24-year-old outfielder, however, is unlikely to see the disabled list.

Schafer took some swings and threw some in the indoor batting cages at Turner Field before the Atlanta Braves started their four-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He convinced the Braves that he should be able to return soon.

Schafer jammed  his left middle finger during Wednesday's loss to the Colorado Rockies while sliding into second base. He has missed the last five games with the injury.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez has indicated that now that Jones has been activated from the DL, Schafer will be the starting center fielder when he is healthy, making Nate McLouth the fourth outfielder.

Wilkin Ramirez was also optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett to make room for Chipper Jones, who was activated from the DL Monday. Ramirez had hit .261 in 19 games with two doubles and two RBI.

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Jordan Schafer, MLB, Wilkin Ramirez

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