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Tyler Pastornicky | Second Baseman

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Braves optioned INF Tyler Pastornicky to Triple-A Gwinnett.
No word yet on the corresponding roster move from the Braves. Pastornicky will continue to function as organizational infield depth and will be back the next time an injury strikes. Jul 25 - 11:41 PM

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Braves recalled INF Tyler Pastornicky from Triple-A Gwinnett.

He's taking Dan Uggla's spot on the roster. Pastornicky has hit only .200/.317/.257 with the big club this season.
Jul 18 - 3:48 PM

Braves optioned INF Tyler Pastornicky to Triple-A Gwinnett.

The move clears room on the roster for Tommy La Stella. Pastornicky took over as the starting second baseman for the Braves recently, but with a .200/.317/.257 batting line and some shaky defense, his job couldn't be saved.
May 28 - 2:47 PM

Tyler Pastornicky is back in the Braves' lineup Sunday.

It's his first start since he tweaked his left calf in a game a week ago. As long as he stays healthy, Pastornicky is expected to receive the bulk of the playing time at second base for the Braves.
May 25 - 1:05 PM

Tyler Pastornicky returned to action on with a pinch-hit single in Friday's victory over the Rockies.

Pastornicky missed nearly a week of action due to a calf injury that continued to flare up throughout the week. He should be good to go for the remainder of the weekend series.
May 24 - 4:19 AM

Tyler Pastornicky (calf) isn't expected back in the Braves' lineup until Friday.

Pastornicky's left calf flared up when he took batting practice Monday. He's missed three straight starts but will be back in there later this week.
May 20 - 9:04 PM

Tyler Pastornicky (calf) is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday.

Pastornicky missed a second straight start Monday due to soreness in his left calf, but he took batting practice, fielded groundballs and did some running before the game. "I think I could have played today but just giving it another day and letting it get some more treatment and letting the soreness get down even a little more," Pastornicky said.
May 19 - 7:28 PM

Tyler Pastornicky is dealing with some soreness in his left calf.

Pastornicky tweaked the calf when he jumped for a ball on Saturday. Consider him day-to-day. Dan Uggla is starting at second base Sunday.
May 18 - 12:04 PM

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez indicated Tuesday that Tyler Pastornicky will see the majority of starts at second base over the next few days.

Pastornicky and Ramiro Pena have been sharing the job of late, but Gonzalez wants Pena available off the bench for now. Dan Uggla hasn't started a game in a week. Pastornicky is hitting just .118/.211/.235 this season and .241/.286/.319 over 110 career games, but the Braves are running short on options at the keystone.
May 13 - 8:34 PM

Tyler Pastornicky made his spring debut Friday and went 1-for-2 against the Orioles.

It was Pastornicky's first game since he suffered a torn ACL in August. If he gets through the next week fine, it sounds like the Braves will carry him in a utility role.
Mar 21 - 3:49 PM

Tyler Pastornicky (knee) hopes to make his Grapefruit League debut on Friday in a split-squad game.

Pastornicky, coming back from ACL surgery, was cleared for his first game action on Sunday. He's been playing in minor league contests the last few days, but that will soon change. The infielder is a candidate to open the year on the DL.
Mar 19 - 12:49 PM

Tyler Pastornicky (knee) will play in a minor league game Sunday.

Pastornicky was cleared for his first game action after going through sliding drills Saturday. The infielder is coming back from ACL surgery and is a candidate to open the year on the DL.
Mar 16 - 10:47 AM

Tyler Pastornicky (knee) has been cleared for fielding drills.

Coming back from ACL surgery, Pastornicky won't be available for the first 10-12 Grapefruit League games. However, he still has a shot to be ready by Opening Day. Pastornicky is vying for a bench job.
Feb 24 - 7:37 PM

Tyler Pastornicky (knee) is hitting in Braves camp but hasn't been cleared yet for lateral movement.

Pastornicky suffered a torn ACL last August when he collided with teammate Jason Heyward and had to undergo season-ending surgery. He's likely to miss the first week of the Grapefruit League schedule, but the hope is that he'll be back to full health by Opening Day.
Feb 17 - 1:33 PM

Tyler Pastornicky (knee) will likely be restricted from some activities during the early part of spring training.

Pastornicky suffered a torn ACL in a collision with teammate Jason Heyward last August and required season-ending surgery. His knee is feeling strong, but the Braves are understandably being cautious.
Feb 12 - 1:38 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Evan Gattis
2Gerald Laird
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Tommy La Stella
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Ramiro Pena
LF1Justin Upton
2Ryan Doumit
CF1B.J. Upton
2Emilio Bonifacio
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
9Jonny Venters
10Cory Gearrin