The Atlanta Braves are likely breathing a sigh of relief after Jordan Schafer learned his ankle isn't broken after all. X-rays came up negative on the Braves outfielder after he fouled a ball off his right ankle in Wednesday's loss to the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium, rotoinfo.com reports.
Schafer fouled a pitch from Luis Mendoza directly onto his right ankle in the fifth inning on Wednesday. He hobbled around and got a visit from Jeff Porter and Fredi Gonzalez but stayed in the game. Reed Johnson replaced Schafer as a pinch-hitter in the seventh.
Schafer ended the night 0-for-3, but he is still hitting .309 with three homers and nine steals in 123 at-bats in his second stint with the Braves after being claimed off waivers from the Houston Astros. He is officially day-to-day and is not expected to go on the disabled list.
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