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Braves Call LaStella Up Pastornicky Optioned Out

The Atlanta Braves have promoted second base prospect Tommy LaStella from their Triple-A Gwinnett farm club and sent utility man Tyler Pastornicky down. Pastornicky had been given a shot to take over the second base job, but had been plagued with fielding mistakes. The left-handed hitting LaStella is the contact type hitter that the Atlanta Braves line-up sorely lacks.  LaStella...
Via Sports Blog Talk
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves' Tyler Pastornicky scratched Sunday w/ sore calf

According to David O’Brien of, second basemen Tyler Pastornicky was scratched from Sunday’s lineup due to a sore left calf after jumping for a ball late in Saturday’s game. Dan Uggla replaced him in the lineup and went 0 for 3. Pastornicky was grabbing his surgically repaired left knee, but ended up being his calf.Pastornicky's sore calf gave Uggla his first...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves' Tyler Pastornicky to have surgery, sixth Brave out for season

The Atlanta Braves now have six players out for the season. The latest is second baseman Tyler Pastornicky.'s Braves beat writer Mark Bowman reported Friday evening that Pastornicky will undergo surgery to repair the torn ACL in his left knee. The surgery will happen on Monday, August 19. The Braves announced the surgery in a Friday afternoon tweet: Braves INF...
Via MLB Injury News
August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Tyler Pastornicky to miss rest of season with torn ACL

The Atlanta Braves have lost second baseman Tyler Pastornicky for the rest of the 2013 season with a torn left ACL. Pastornicky, 23, was expected to see a lengthy look at second base with Dan Uggla on the disabled list for LASIK eye surgery. Instead the Braves will now be forced to play Paul Janish at second. The injury occurred in Wednesday nights game when Pastornicky was involved...
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves' Pastornicky tears ACL, out for season

ATLANTA -- Tyler Pastornicky's collision with outfielder Jason Heyward proved to be even worse than the initial sprained left knee diagnosis: the infielder is set to have season-ending surgery to repair a torn ACL. The injury occurred in the third inning of Wednesday night's game against the Philadelphia Phillies, as both Pastornicky and Heyward converged on a fly ball near...
Via Fox Sports South
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

New year, new role for Braves' Pastornicky

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...
Via Fox Sports South
February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Pastornicky moves down Braves' depth chart

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Braves would like bigger role Pastornicky

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Meet the Braves: Tyler Pastornicky invites you to meet the Braves as we continue a month-long look at our team, player-by-player. We'll revisit 2011 and project what 2012 might look like. Tyler Pastornicky Position: SS Height: 5-11; Weight: 170 BatThrow: RR Hometown: Bradenton, Fla. Experience: Rookie 2011 in review: Pastornicky had his best offensive season as a professional, hitting a combined...
Via Fox Sports South
March 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Pastornicky Primed For Playing Time In Atlanta

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. However, for as good...
Via Fangraphs
December 22, 2011  |  Discuss
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