The Atlanta Braves scratched Jordan Schafer from yesterday's lineup as the outfielder was recovering from a quad injury suffered during Tuesday's contest, according to Eric Single of MLB.com.
Schafer didn't start Tuesday's game, as he was held out of the starting lineup to give his ailing back a break. Manager Fredi Gonzalez considered the outfielder healthy enough to pinch-hit, which Schafer did in the seventh inning.
During that at-bat, Schafer fouled a pitch off his leg. He was clearly in discomfort, though he remained in the game, ultimately grounding out. While he made his way down the first-base line, Schafer was in evident pain.
As a result of what the Braves are calling a quad contusion, the team elected to hold Schafer out of Wednesday's lineup. It's not the first time the 27-year-old has been forced out of the lineup after fouling a pitch off himself, but the Braves are hoping this case isn't as severe as his initial injury. Earlier this season, Schafer missed an extended stretch after developing a stress fracture in his foot that resulted from a foul ball.
Just as they've done with several other players lately, including Jason Heyward, Dan Uggla and Jordan Walden, the Braves have the ability to play it safe with Schafer considering their cushion in the National League East.
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