The Atlanta Braves have optioned infielder Tyler Pastornicky to their Triple-A Gwinnett minor league affiliate. Having to make room for Brian McCann‘s return, Pastornicky was the odd man out. Struggling with the parent club this season, Pastornicky looks to regain his confidence with Gwinnett.
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MLB News: On Tuesday the Atlanta Braves recalled infielder Tyler Pastornicky from Triple-A Gwinnett and optioned right hander David Carpenter to the same affiliate. Pastornicky is expected to act as a utility infielder for the time being.
Fantasy Ramifications: Pastornicky will not see enough at-bats to even warrant consideration in fantasy baseball leagues as a player to lean on...
LAKE BUENVA VISTA, Fla. Last February, Tyler Pastornicky came into spring training as the favorite to be the Braves' everyday shortstop. A year later, he's preparing to take on an entirely different role.
During Monday's infield drills, Terry Pendleton hit a sharp grounder up the middle and Pastornicky, playing second base, charged. He backhanded the ball and in a fluid...
Tyler Pastornicky began last season as the Braves' starting shortstop. Now his future in Atlanta appears clouded at best. The Braves no longer view Pastornicky, who turned 23 in December, as even an adequate backup at shortstop. He is likely to spend 2013 at Class AAA Gwinnett, shuttling between second base and the outfield. Pastornicky's diminished standing was shown...
Shortstop -- make that infielder-outfielder -- Tyler Pastornicky has been out in the outfield catching batted balls after taking some hacks in the cage before batting practice for the Atlanta Braves. Pastornicky will likely be optioned back to Class AAA Gwinnett once shortstop Jack Wilson comes off the disabled iist; he's eligible to come off on July 29 but first will be playing...
The Atlanta Braves have optioned rookie shortstop Tyler Pastornicky to Triple-A Gwinnett, announcing the move following Wednesday night's 10-7 win over St. Louis.
Andrelton Simmons, who is hitting .292 at Double-A Mississippi, was called up and is expected to take over the starting job.
General manager Frank Wren said Simmons has ''special talents'' at shortstop...
Via AP on Fox
May 30, 2012
Tyler Pastornicky points to one at-bat this spring when it all started to click.
On March 20, the Braves were playing the Tigers. On the mound: Reigning American League Cy Young winner and MVP Justin Verlander.
Pastornicky, a rookie embroiled in a battle with fellow rookie Andrelton Simmons for the Braves starting shortstop job, had struggled for the first two weeks of spring...
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Height: 5-11; Weight: 170
Hometown: Bradenton, Fla.
2011 in review: Pastornicky had his best offensive season as a professional, hitting a combined...
Tyler Pastornicky expects to play a lot more for Atlanta this season than he did in his major league debut last year.
He is penciled in as the Braves starting shortstop. Last year the 22-year-old's debut consisted of sitting on the bench watching the last game of the team's monumental collapse.
While Atlanta was blowing a 9 1/2-game lead in the National League Wild Card...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2012
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With each passing day, it becomes more likely prospect Tyler Pastornicky will open the 2012 season as the starting shortstop for one the National League’s best teams. As the Atlanta Braves continue their careful transition from present-to-future, providing a defensive anchor at shortstop will be key as the organization’s strength is in its young pitching.