Logan Schafer offers a capable glove in the outfield, but he's made a minimal impact in the majors and offers little power or speed for fantasy purposes. He does make contact and draws walks, so he'll likely continue to add depth at Triple-A.
Schafer received a non-roster invite to spring training, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Schafer inked a minor league deal with Baltimore in December, but didn't get the invite until mid-January. The 30-year-old outfielder appeared in 26 games for Minnesota last season, slashing .238/.342 /.317 over 74 plate appearances. Schafer was a third-round pick by Milwaukee in 2008 and spent the first five years of his career there, appearing in a career-high 134 games in 2013. The Baltimore outfield could use some depth, so with a strong showing this spring, Schafer may get on the radar for a mid-summer call-up.
Schafer signed a minor league contract with the Orioles on Thursday, SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports. Schafer slashed .238/.342/.317 for the Twins over 74 plate appearances last season. He spent most of the season in Triple-A Rochester, where he posted a .264/.340/.361 slash line in 244 plate appearances. If he earns a call-up to the Orioles next season, he'll only be expected to provide added outfield depth.
Schafer became a free agent after declining his outright assignment to Triple-A Rochester on Thursday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Schafer spent 2016 splitting time between the majors and the minors, but couldn't stick with the Twins due to his hitting woes. That being said, Schafer does offer a bit of speed and a good propensity to draw walks, so he could land with a new club fairly soon. However, he doesn't project more than a Quad-A outfielder until his bat translates to the big leagues.
Schafer was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester on Monday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Despite posting decent results in the minor leagues, Schafer hasn't ever translated that success to the major leagues, leaving the Twins no choice but to boot him off the 40-man roster. The outfielder is able to reject the assignment and elect free agency, although he'll likely act as organizational depth no matter where he ends up.
Schafer's contract was purchased from Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Schafer will provide the Twins with some depth in the outfield after Danny Santana suffered a shoulder sprain in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays that will require a DL stint. The 29-year-old Schafer offers a capable glove in the outfield, but he's made a minimal impact with the bat over 646 plate appearances at the major-league level, putting together a .212/.286/.319 batting line.