June 15, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves center fielder B.J. Upton (2) rounds the bases after a home run in the second inning against the San Francisco Giants at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves Injury Updates


June 22, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Atlanta Braves center fielder Jordan Schafer (17) bats during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Milwaukee won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Jordan Schafer 

Jordan Schafer is all set to begin his rehab stint on Saturday with the Gwinnett Braves.  The G-Braves will travel up to Durham for a 7:05pm start.  In the past week, I’ve seen Schafer dodge a foul ball in the dugout and sprint out to Andrelton Simmons after his walk off triple and he looked like he was just fine.

Schafer was supposedly with the team last night but he was just there to work out and will start the assignment tonight.

 

Jordan Schafer running the bases a lot more aggressively than the last few days. Just went home to third and made it look easy.

#Braves Schafer burning up the bases from 1st to 3rd. Looks even faster from the dugout than the press box

 

Schafer has missed a month recovering from a stress fracture after fouling a ball off his right ankle.  Gonzalez said Schafer would probably play in three or four rehab games.

 

B.J. Upton

In his finale game of a three-game rehab assignment B.J. Upton went 1-for-5 with a double and three strikeouts.  Playing in front of a crowd of 8,369 at Coolray Field, Upton couldn’t impress his/Braves loyal fans in his final game with Gwinnett.

In his three game appearances B.J. went 4-12 with three doubles, two RBIs and four strikeouts.  He did not try to steal any bases.

It’s been reported that Upton will be called back up to the Braves today and be in the lineup against the Philadelphia Phillies at 4:05pm in Philly.

 

Just Throwing This Out There

Mike Minor ‏@MikeMinor369h

That’s 8 wins in a row for the Bravos! Lets make it 9 tomorrow

 

Chipper Jones ‏@RealCJ1011h

Congrats @C_Johnson28! That’s quite a feat. U stand beside Hank Aaron. That speaks for itself!

 

 

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  • Glen Morrow

    Ok i know i seem like a broken record , but when B.J comes back tonight our winning streak will end , I can’t stand him as a player and wondering when the management will realize that he is hurting this team . I am ranting because I am pissed that the Braves are playing lights out and they are going change lineup now and mess up this hot streak, I would put him in as a replacement not a starter he has proven all year long that he is no good. I am going to pull for him when he get in there don’t get me wrong, but i have NO Zero confidence in his ability .

    • cheadrick

      Well you’ve obviously seen the lineup for tonight’s game? LOL. You probably noticed no Jason Heyward leading off, but strangely Simmons back in the leadoff spot with BJ in the 7 hole vacated by Simmons. I don’t get it either Glen. I don’t want to see the Braves lose, and Jhey may just need a day off, but I’m shaking my head. Hopefully the guys have so much confidence now that no matter where you put them, they will produce. BJ? That’s another question. I don’t side with the SABR guys who think he will produce a .245 or so 2nd half.

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    NEWS: Laird to DL (kidney stone), retro to 7/26 as Upton is activated.

    …and for the record, I thought for sure that Jason would be leading off again, too.