Twins avoid arbitration with Jordan Schafer

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Jordan Schafer and the Twins have avoided arbitration, agreeing to a one-year, $1.55 million deal.

Minnesota claimed Schafer off waivers in early August to take the place of Sam Fuld as their primary backup outfielder and he played his way into regular starts by hitting .285 with 15 steals and a .707 OPS in 41 games.

Schafer is 28 years old and there’s very little evidence of him being able to maintain that sort of production offensively, but he’s very fast and can play all three outfield spots defensively.