Will Yoder
Tuesday March 27th, 2012

Houston Astros center fielder, Jordan Schafer, is headed to Atlanta today to be examined by a hand specialist after being injured on March 18, according to MLB.com.

Schafer was originally diagnosed with a hand sprain, but the injury was reevaluated and determined that it is closer related to nerve issues.

“My sense is that by the weekend he’ll be back hitting and hopefully be in games by the end of the weekend,” Luhnow said. “We have to be cautious and if he feels any discomfort at all we’re going to take it easy on him. The goal is to have him ready to go on Opening Day.” The Astros acquired Schafer last season as part of the Micheal Bourn deal. He hit .391 in his short stint with Houston.

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