The Atlanta Braves have claimed outfielder Jordan Schafer off of waivers from the Houston Astros, the team has announced:
The Braves have acquired OF Jordan Schafer via waivers from Houston. Schafer batted .211 with 27 SB in 106 games for the Astros in 2012.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) November 1, 2012
Schafer, 26, was drafted by the Braves in the third round of the 2005 draft and briefly manned center field for the club before being traded -- along with several prospects -- to the Astros for Michael Bourn last July. With Bourn hitting free agency this Saturday, bringing Schafer back into the fold gives Atlanta options at center field if they are not able to re-sign Bourn this winter.
Schafer is a career .221/.305/.301 hitter with eight home runs in nearly nine hundred plate appearances across three big league seasons. The speedy center fielder played in a career-high one hundred six games in 2012, hitting .211/.297/.294 with four home runs and racking up twenty-seven stolen bases.