The Atlanta Braves finally caved on the Jordan Schafer situation, placing the outfielder on the 15-day disabled list with an ankle contusion, ajc.com reports. The Braves called up Joey Terdoslavich from Triple-A Gwinnett to fill Schafer's spot.
Even after five days, Schafer was having trouble running after fouling a ball off his ankle in Kansas City. It was painfully obvious how much trouble he was having after he hit an infield single Tuesday and grounded out on Wednesday.
Terdoslavich, meanwhile, has already been selected to play in the Futures' All-Star Game as well as the Triple-A All-Star Game. This is his first stint in the big leagues.
Terdoslavich, a switch hitter, has been brutalizing minor league pitching this season to the tune of a .318 average with 18 homers in 85 games with Gwinnett. He also took to Twitter to express his gratitude.
Thank you everyone for your kind words. Excited for this opportunity that I have been given
— Joseph Terdoslavich (@JoeTerdoslavich) July 4, 2013
This season stands in direct contrast to last for Terdoslavich. He struggled last season while transitioning to third base from the outfield and being promoted from Advanced-A Lynchburg directly to Triple-A. He was later demoted to Double-A Mississippi and switched to first base.
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