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Schafer has pinch-hit single after jamming finger

Schafer has pinch-hit single after jamming finger

NEW YORK -- Jordan Schafer chose not to discuss how he injured his right middle finger during Saturday night's win over the Mets. Instead, the Braves' backup outfielder was simply happy that he was available to play in Sunday's series finale at Citi Field.

Schafer came on and hit a pinch-hit single leading off the seventh inning.

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"Everybody wants to know what happened to Schafer, he's fine," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said.

Schafer's finger was jammed when he slapped hands with Justin Upton at home plate following Upton's decisive three-run home run during the ninth inning on Saturday. If Upton was more aggressive than normal with this exchange, it was because he took exception to the fact that the Mets had intentionally walked Freddie Freeman ahead of him with two outs in the inning.

X-rays performed on Schafer's finger following Saturday's game were negative.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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