Player Page

Jack Wilson | Shortstop

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (36) / 12/29/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Oxnard (CA) JC
Contract: view contract details
Share: 

Latest News

Recent News

Jack Wilson has retired from baseball.
"My wife Julie and our kids and I made that decision together, that this season was going to be my last," Wilson told Trib Total Media on Tuesday. "We’re retiring officially." The 34-year-old infielder was a .265/.306/.366 career hitter over parts of 12 major league seasons. He played for the Pirates, Mariners and Braves. Tue, Sep 25, 2012 05:18:00 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

Braves released INF Jack Wilson.

Wilson hasn't played in over six weeks due to a dislocated right pinkie finger. He was reportedly aiming to return in September, but now Paul Janish and Tyler Pastornicky will continue to split playing time at shortstop until Andrelton Simmons (finger) is ready to return.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 04:48:00 PM

Jack Wilson (finger) is aiming to return from the disabled list on September 1.

Wilson recently had a setback with his dislocated right pinkie and is unable to properly grip a bat or a ball. However, he's slated to receive a cortisone shot Sunday and hopes that will allow him to restart his rehab assignment the following weekend.
Wed, Aug 15, 2012 08:18:00 PM

Jack Wilson (finger) was scheduled to meet with Dr. Gary Lourie on Monday after suffering a setback during his rehab with Triple-A Gwinnett.

More should be known about his potential return date after Monday's exam. Wilson has been sidelined since mid-July with a dislocated right pinkie.
Mon, Aug 13, 2012 07:31:00 PM

Jack Wilson (finger) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday at Triple-A Gwinnett.

Wilson should be cleared to return to the Braves' bench by this weekend. The veteran shortstop has been on the disabled list since July with a dislocated right pinkie.
Mon, Jul 23, 2012 03:59:00 PM

Braves placed SS Jack Wilson on the 15-day disabled list with a dislocated middle joint on his right pinkie.

It's unfortunate timing for the veteran infielder, as he was in line to receive plenty of playing time while Andrelton Simmons was out. The Braves will now go with Tyler Pastornicky and the newly-acquired Paul Janish at shortstop.
Sun, Jul 15, 2012 08:39:00 AM

Jack Wilson was diagnosed with a dislocation to the middle joint of his right pinkie finger.

Wilson left Friday's game against the Mets in the fourth inning with the injury. X-rays came back negative and he is listed as day-to-day, so it doesn't appear to be as serious as Andrelton Simmons' injury, but the Braves will almost certainly add a shortstop to the roster before Saturday's game.
Fri, Jul 13, 2012 09:41:00 PM

Jack Wilson left Friday's game against the Mets in the fourth inning with an apparent finger injury.

Wilson suffered the injury while trying to scramble after a ball in the outfield. The short-handed Braves were forced to use Martin Prado at shortstop while Eric Hinske entered the game to play left field. Look for the Braves to acquire a shortstop prior to Saturday's game.
Fri, Jul 13, 2012 09:15:00 PM

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez indicated that Jack Wilson will be his starting shortstop while Andrelton Simmons (finger) is out.

"I told him in Philadelphia Sunday after the game, I said ‘Rest up these next four days. I don’t want you going to Six Flags or any of those places and wear out because we might have to ride you for a while,’" Gonzalez said. Many figured the Braves would recall Tyler Pastornicky and install him as their starter at short, keeping Wilson in a bench role. But, it's not a given that Pastornicky will even be called up. The Braves are also considering making a trade for a short-term fix. Simmons is expected to be out at least a month.
Fri, Jul 13, 2012 08:17:00 AM

Jack Wilson (calf) is expected to make his Grapefruit League debut Sunday.

Wilson returned to minor league games this week and appears to have made a full recovery from his calf injury. The 34-year-old is expected to serve as the primary backup to either Tyler Pastornicky or Andrelton Simmons this season.
Sat, Mar 24, 2012 12:37:00 PM

Jack Wilson (calf) made it through minor league games on Thursday and Friday without incident.

Wilson has yet to make his Grapefruit League debut after straining his right calf early in camp, but he could be cleared to play in a major league game by the middle of next week. Barring any setbacks, he still has enough time to get ready for Opening Day.
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 09:27:00 PM

Jack Wilson (calf) is scheduled to return to action Thursday in a minor league exhibition game.

Wilson has yet to make his Grapefruit League debut after straining his right calf early in Braves' camp. But he still has enough time to get ready for Opening Day. The 34-year-old is expected to serve as the primary backup shortstop to either Tyler Pastornicky or Andrelton Simmons this season.
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 08:44:00 AM

Jack Wilson (calf) does not expect to not start the regular season on the disabled list and could begin playing in minor league spring training games next week.

"We're insanely ahead of schedule," Wilson said. "Even though it's going fast, we still want to make sure I'm 100 percent." Wilson is projected to back up Tyler Pastornicky after batting .220/.238/.244 in 45 plate appearances down the stretch for the Braves. Drew Sutton and Josh Wilson will continue to share time in his absence.
Sat, Mar 17, 2012 09:45:00 AM

Jack Wilson is expected to be sidelined until mid-April after straining his right calf this week.

It must be a pretty significant strain if the Braves are already thinking Wilson will begin the year on the disabled list. The veteran infielder is slated to back up Tyler Pastornicky this season after batting .220/.238/.244 in 45 plate appearances down the stretch for the Braves. Drew Sutton and Josh Wilson will now have a better shot to make the Opening Day roster
Fri, Feb 24, 2012 01:11:00 PM

Braves re-signed INF Jack Wilson to a one-year contract.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says he'll receive $1 million in base salary and can net a possible $500,000 more in incentives. Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that Wilson is likely to serve as Tyler Pastornicky's backup at shortstop, but the veteran can also handle second and third base. He batted just .220/.238/.244 in 45 plate appearances down the stretch but can still pick it in the field.
Fri, Jan 13, 2012 03:26:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Evan Gattis
2Gerald Laird
3Christian Bethancourt
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Tommy La Stella
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Ramiro Pena
LF1Justin Upton
2Ryan Doumit
CF1B.J. Upton
2Emilio Bonifacio
3Jose Constanza
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Ervin Santana
4Aaron Harang
5Alex Wood
6Brandon Beachy
7Kris Medlen
8Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2David Carpenter
3Jordan Walden
4Shae Simmons
5Anthony Varvaro
6James Russell
7David Hale
8Luis Avilan
9Juan Jaime
10Chasen Shreve
11Gus Schlosser
12Cory Gearrin
13Jonny Venters