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Jack Wilson out until mid-April with calf strain

Feb 24, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

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Jack Wilson, who re-signed with the Braves last month for $1 million, is expected to miss the beginning of the season with a strained calf suffered early in camp.

Wilson was slated to push rookie shortstop Tyler Pastornicky during spring training, so that job now falls to Drew Sutton, Josh Wilson, and Brandon Hicks.

Once healthy he’ll fill a utility man role after the 34-year-old hit just .243 with a .559 OPS last season, failing to crack a .600 mark in back-to-back years.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Feb 24, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    I hope his calf feels better. Poor little cow.

    • proudlycanadian - Feb 24, 2012 at 3:08 PM

      Jack can’t be nimble! Jack can’t be quick! etc.

  2. phillyphreak - Feb 24, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    Why would he push Pastornicky? That seems awfully rude.

  3. phillyphreak - Feb 24, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    Why would he push Pastornicky? That seems awfully rude.

  4. phillyphreak - Feb 24, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    Anyone else having problems with comments not going through?

    • proudlycanadian - Feb 24, 2012 at 3:10 PM

      Possibly! I know that other people had problems yesterday. Eventually their posts did show up.

  5. cameron poe - Feb 24, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Jack of not trades. Why pay this guy? Hey liberty media, your best ownership decision would be to sell the team to an owner like Mark Cuban or someone who is not ok with mediocrity. Since when did the team of the ’90s become the team of so so close?

  6. cameron poe - Feb 24, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Jack of no trades. Why pay this guy? Hey liberty media, your best ownership decision would be to sell the team to an owner like Mark Cuban or someone who is not ok with mediocrity. Since when did the team of the ’90s become the team of so so close?

    • jjschiller - Feb 24, 2012 at 4:45 PM

      Wait, Liberty Media is here? Which one of you is Liberty Media?

  7. maco88 - Feb 24, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    Must have been his kicking leg from kicking footballs to speeding jet skiers on the lake. See Youtube (Jack Wilson – The Kick Is Good).

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