Schafer sent to Gwinnett
OK. It’s official. Jordan Schafer has been sent back to the Minors to regain the promising form that has been absent during the first two months of his career.
While Gregor Blanco prepared to make his first big league start of the year on Tuesday afternoon, Schafer packed his belongings and prepared to re-introduce himself to the Minor League level with Triple-A Gwinnett.
Blanco, who spent the entire 2008 season with Atlanta, got off to a slow start with Gwinnett this year. But over the past two weeks, he has hit 348 (16-for-46) with eight strikeouts, a .426 on-base percentage and a .391 slugging percentage. <p>
The Braves remained patient with Schafer through the season’s first month. But since his last multi-hit game on May 7, the young outfielder has hit .160 with 25 strikeouts, a .229 on-base percentage and a .187 slugging percentage. <p>