Arrieta, Cubs top Brewers, 6-1
OCT 2, 11:37p ET | AP
Rotowire: Sep 27 / 10:57a ET
News: Schafer will return to the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals. He's slated to lead off and man center field.
Impact: With Ryan Braun (back) shut down for the season, expect Schafer to see regular at-bats in center field in the final week. However, his spot atop the order seems a bit more tenuous, as Sunday's appointment looks to just be a byproduct of typical leadoff man Scooter Gennett receiving the afternoon off.
Rotowire: Sep 25 / 9:35p ET
News: Schafer went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored in a 4-3 win over St. Louis on Friday.
Impact: Schafer was in an 0-for-12 stretch in his previous three games, so the breakout is a promising sign. It's rare to see a hitter record more strikeouts than hits, but that's what Schafer has done this season. He has some nice power-speed potential, but he's never put it all together at the major league level.
Rotowire: Jul 30 / 5:49p ET
News: Schafer will be recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs prior to Friday's game against the Cubs.
Impact: The Brewers had a couple roster spots open up with Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers traded to Houston, and Schafer will come up to fill one. Schafer has posted a modest .256/.291/.341 batting line with Colorado Springs this season, and he'll serve as the fourth outfielder for now, though more time could open up if Gerardo Parra is also dealt.