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Jordan Schafer Struggling in Atlanta Braves Minor League Rehab Assignment

August 9th, 2013 at 8:18 AM
By Cody Fields

Jordan Schafer is having a rough time of it at the moment. The Atlanta Braves outfielder has struggled at the plate over his week-long minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett.

Thursday's game saw Schafer go 0-for-5 with a strikeout, bringing his average down to .071 (2-for-28) in seven games. If there's a good sign to find here, it's that both hits have been doubles.

Of course, it's entirely understandable that Schafer would be scuffling with the bat right now, given that he's been out over a month with a stress fracture in his ankle.

“He missed almost six weeks,” Fredi Gonzalez said on ajc.com. “His legs are fine. He just needs to get his timing back.”

Schafer was hitting .312 with a team-high nine stolen bases when he fouled a ball of his ankle July 26. Joey Terdoslavich (.286 with three RBIs) and Todd Cunningham (2-for-6) have adequately filled the gap left by Schafer and Reed Johnson while they've been on the disabled list.

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Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Disabled List, Fredi Gonzalez, Gwinnett, Joey Terdoslavich, Jordan Schafer, MLB, Reed Johnson, Todd Cunningham

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2 Responses to “Jordan Schafer Struggling in Atlanta Braves Minor League Rehab Assignment”

  1. Andrew AumanAndrew Auman says:

    I’ve heard a lot of folks screaming regression after his couple games at Gwinnett, to the point of saying we shouldn’t promote him back to the bigs. I’m with Fredi on this one, give Schafe some time to get his timing back.

  2.  Matthew Jones says:

    Jordan will be OK. I’m with Freddi on this one. He was our best hitter earlier this year and a nice defensive speed and left handed bat off the bench. Last time everyone counted him out he came back stronger. Lets hope he gets back to form before the playoffs. He is a great situational guy to have on the bench.

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