Astros activate OF Schafer from DL

BY foxsports • August 22, 2011

The Houston Astros have activated outfielder Jordan Schafer from the 15-day disabled list and put him into the lineup.

Schafer will make his Astros debut on Monday night against Colorado. He was to bat leadoff and play center field.

Schafer was acquired from Atlanta as part of a five-player trade July 31. He has not played for Houston because of a chipped bone in his left middle finger. He was hurt five days before the deal and has been on the disabled list.

In 52 games for the Braves, Schafer hit .240 with 15 stolen bases. He hit .500 with three stolen bases in five rehabilitation games with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

To make room for Schafer, the Astros optioned right- hander Jordan Lyles to Oklahoma City.

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