The Braves will activate outfielder Jordan Schafer from the disabled list before Saturday’s game and catcher Gerald Laird probably won’t be far behind. Laird recovering from a kidney-stone removal procedure and Schafer who’s missed a month for a stress fracture near his right ankle each played at Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday. Laird went 0-for-3 in the first and perhaps only injury-rehab game for the veteran. Schafer was 2-for-32 with two doubles one walk and four strikeouts in eight rehab games including an 0-for-9 in his last two Thursday and Friday. The Braves wanted him to get at least a few more at-bats Friday before bringing him off the DL. Jose Constanza will be optioned to Gwinnett to open a roster spot for Schafer on Saturday.
Schafer to be activated Saturday, Constanza optioned
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Aug 10