• by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Twins release OF Jordan Schafer

    The Twins announced Thursday they have released outfielder Jordan Schafer, who was on the disabled list with a sprained MCL, per the team. Schafer has been out of action since May 11 and there was no timetable for his return. Schafer started the year with a .217 batting average with no homers and five RBI before his injury.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Twins OF Jordan Schafer not ready for rehab assignment yet

    Twins manager Paul Molitor said outfielder Jordan Schafer isn't ready to go on a rehab assignment quite yet, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Schafer has been on the disabled list since May 11 due to a sprained MCL. Schafer began taking fly balls earlier this month, though it seems the Twins are taking a cautious approach when it comes to bringing him back.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Twins Jordan Schafer taking fly balls, no timetable for return

    Twins outfielder Jordan Schafer is making progress in his return from a sprained MCL that landed him on the disabled list on May 11. General manager Terry Ryan said that Schafer is "getting better", per the Pioneer Press. He's begun taking fly balls, but there's still no timetable for a minor league rehab assignment.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Second opinion confirms no surgery for Twins' Jordan Schafer

    Twins outfielder Jordan Schafer got a second opinion on the injured knee that landed him on the disabled list. Schafer was disabled retroactive to May 11 with a sprained MCL. He met with Dr. James Andrews on Friday, and Dr. Andrews confirmed that the MCL didn't require surgery.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Twins place Jordan Schafer on DL, activate Shane Robinson

    The Twins placed Jordan Schafer on the 15-day disabled list -- retroactive to May 11 -- with a right MCL sprain, and activated Shane Robinson from the family emergency list, per MLB.com. Schafer told reporters his right knee has been bothering him since he tweaked it in a game against Seattle in late-April. Manager Paul Molitor told reporters that surgery is not an option at this point, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Schafer started the year with a .217 batting average with no homers and five RBI before landing on the DL.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Twins' Kurt Suzuki, Jordan Schafer out of the lineup Wednesday

    Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki and center fielder Jordan Schafer are out of the starting lineup Wednesday against the Athletics, the team announced. Suzuki has started five of the last six games for Minnesota, but will get a rest as Chris Herrmann draws the start. Suzuki is hitting .208 in 72 at-bats. Schafer gets the day off with Shane Robinson drawing the start in center.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Twins' OF Jordan Schafer stays hot on Monday vs. A's

    Twins outfielder Jordan Schafer had a perfect night on Monday against the A's, as Minnesota went on to win their fifth straight game. Schafer, who had missed a couple of games with a knee injury late last week, reached base in all five of his plate appearances Monday. He went 3 for 3 with two singles, a double, a walk and two RBI. The red-hot Schafer is now hitting a robust .360 (9 for 25) over his last 10 games. He'll look to keep the good times rolling on Tuesday against A's starter Jesse Chavez.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Kurt Suzuki, Eduardo Escobar, Jordan Schafer out of Twins' lineup

    The Twins left three starters out of Sunday's starting lineup. Catcher Kurt Suzuki goes to the bench, with Chris Herrmann getting his second start in five games. Herrmann is batting eighth in the lineup. Left fielder Eduardo Escobar is out of the lineup after four straight starts. Oswaldo Arcia returns to left, batting sixth. Center fielder Jordan Schafer also gets a rest, with Shane Robinson making his tenth start in center and batting seventh.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Twins outfielder Jordan Schafer returns to lineup Saturday

    Twins outfielder Jordan Schafer was able to make his return to the field Saturday after missing two games with a sprained ligament in his right knee. The center fielder said Saturday he also had a stubbed big toe he suffered in an unfamiliar hotel room earlier in the year, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "It doesn't feel good," he said. "Between my foot and my knee, I just haven't felt good. I've had stuff that's hampered me where I haven't felt comfortable running. That's really why I haven't tried running at all (on the bases)." He is hoping to be able to put his speed to good use once his toe is fully recovered. "As soon that (toe) heals, obviously I want to run," said Schafer. "It's a big part of my game. I've just been battling that, but it will be all right. The swing feels a lot better. I feel way better at the plate." Schafer is hitting .176 with two RBI in 51 at-bats this season.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Twins CF Jordan Schafer sits out series opener vs. White Sox

    Twins center fielder Jordan Schafer was not listed in Thursday's starting lineup against the White Sox due to a mild MCL sprain, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Schafer suffered the injury during Wednesday's game against Detroit while running the basepaths. Shane Robinson will take his place in center field. Schafer is batting .188 with two RBI and a .204 on-base percentage this season. Minnesota is considered a home underdog (+137) against Chicago, per VegasInsider.com.