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Tyler Pastornicky | Second Baseman

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Braves sent INF Tyler Pastornicky outright to Triple-A Gwinnett.
He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment. Pastornicky will serve as infield depth. Jan 16 - 3:11 PM

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Braves designated INF Tyler Pastornicky for assignment.

Pastornicky owns a weak .243/.295/.314 batting line in 268 career plate appearances at the major league level. The 25-year-old is now off the Braves' 40-man roster.
Jan 7 - 5:23 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 11:41:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 03:48:00 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.
Wed, May 28, 2014 02:47:00 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.
Sun, May 25, 2014 01:05:00 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.
Sat, May 24, 2014 04:19:00 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.
Tue, May 20, 2014 09:04:00 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.
Mon, May 19, 2014 07:28:00 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.
Sun, May 18, 2014 12:04:00 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.
Tue, May 13, 2014 08:34:00 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.
Fri, Mar 21, 2014 03:49:00 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.
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 12:49:00 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.
Sun, Mar 16, 2014 10:47:00 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.
Mon, Feb 24, 2014 07:37:00 PM

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2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Phil Gosselin
3Jose Peraza
SS1Andrelton Simmons
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3B1Chris Johnson
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LF1Zoilo Almonte
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7Juan Jaime
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9Michael Kohn
10Josh Outman
11Ian Thomas
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