Braves swap struggling Schafer to minors

By: AP
By: AP

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have optioned rookie center
fielder Jordan Schafer to Triple-A Gwinnett and called up Gregor
Blanco.

The 22-year-old Schafer won the job after an impressive showing
at spring training, but he struggled through his first two months
in the big leagues. He was hitting just .204 with two homers and
eight RBIs and already had 63 strikeouts in 167 at-bats.

Blanco was with the Braves throughout the 2008 season. He batted
.251 with one homer, 38 RBIs and 13 stolen bases.


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