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  1. Jack Wilson is retiring after 12 seasons in the majors

    Sep 25, 2012, 5:40 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v St. Louis Cardinals

    Jack Wilson, who hit .169 in a minor role for the Braves this season before being released earlier this month, announced his retirement after 12 seasons in the majors. Wilson broke the news to Devan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, who covered him for years as the Pirates’ starting shortstop. Wilson played for Pittsburgh…

  2. Andrelton Simmons could begin rehab assignment Tuesday

    Sep 1, 2012, 2:11 PM EDT

    Andrelton Simmons AP

    Andrelton Simmons has been sidelined since July 8 due to a fractured right pinkie finger, but it looks like he’ll be able to rejoin the Braves for the stretch run. According to Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Simmons was cleared by hand specialist Dr. Gary Lourie to begin all baseball activities and could begin…

  3. Braves acquire infielder Paul Janish from Reds

    Jul 14, 2012, 5:32 PM EDT

    Paul Janish Getty

    The injury-riddled Braves have secured some insurance for the shortstop position. Mark Bowman of MLB.com confirms that the Braves have acquired infielder Paul Janish from Reds in exchange for minor league right-hander Todd Redmond. David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution notes that he’s expected to join the Braves tomorrow. The Braves have been on the…

  4. The Braves were forced to use Martin Prado at shortstop last night

    Jul 14, 2012, 11:43 AM EDT

    Martin Prado Getty

    The Braves recently lost Andrelton Simmons due to a fractured right pinkie finger, so they opened the second half of the season with Jack Wilson as the only healthy shortstop on their roster. And wouldn’t you know it, Wilson ended up getting hurt last night against the Mets. Wilson was forced to leave the game…

  5. Braves rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons out at least a month with broken finger

    Jul 9, 2012, 4:33 PM EDT

    Darwin Barney, Andrelton Simmons

    Andrelton Simmons has made a huge impact since being called up on June 2, hitting .296 with a .788 OPS and spectacular defense at shortstop, but the Braves rookie won’t be playing again until at least August. Simmons broke his right pinkie finger in the first-half finale and the Braves have placed him on the…

  6. Braves name 22-year-old prospect Tyler Pastornicky starting shortstop

    Apr 2, 2012, 4:14 PM EDT

    Braves Spring baseball

    Tyler Pastornicky came into spring training as the favorite to be the Braves’ shortstop and today they made it official, naming the 22-year-old prospect the Opening Day starter. Pastornicky was acquired from the Blue Jays in the mid-2010 deal for Yunel Escobar and replaces veteran Alex Gonzalez, who signed with the Brewers as a free…

  7. Springtime Storylines: Will standing pat get the Braves back to the playoffs?

    Mar 29, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Fredi Gonzalez Reuters

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2012 season. Up next: The Atlanta Braves. The Big Question: Will standing pat get the Braves back to the playoffs? The Braves didn’t get…

  8. Jack Wilson out until mid-April with calf strain

    Feb 24, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v St. Louis Cardinals

    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…

  9. Running down the rosters: Atlanta Braves

    Feb 10, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    Since finishing off one of the biggest collapses in NL history, the Braves have responded by doing absolutely nothing, at least when it comes to adding. They did trade away Derek Lowe and let shortstop Alex Gonzalez leave in free agency. But every member of the current 25-man projected roster below was in the organization…

  10. MLB’s worst position situations: 2012 edition

    Feb 2, 2012, 2:58 PM EDT

    Jason Bourgeois, Jordan Schafer, Brian Bogusevic

    After declaring the Houston Astros in position of the game’s worst rotation earlier today, I thought it’d be fun to look at the rest of the worst. So here are MLB’s most gruesome position situations heading into the 2012 season: Catcher: Dodgers – A.J. Ellis, Matt Treanor, Tim Federowicz The Dodgers let the slugging-heavy Rod Barajas…

  11. Pat Burrell and the Class of 1998

    Jan 30, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT

    Pat Burrell, Charlie Manuel

    Pat Burrell, the first overall pick in the 1998 draft, is expected to announce his retirement in the coming days. J.D. Drew, another top player from the same class, may do the same. So, here’s a look at the top players from the 1998 draft, as judged by Baseball-Reference’s version of WAR (the list only…

  12. Braves re-sign Jack Wilson to one-year, $1 million contract

    Jan 13, 2012, 3:32 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v St. Louis Cardinals

    Jack Wilson has seemingly been the cheap, light-hitting, veteran fallback plan for a handful of teams in the middle infield, but today he agreed to re-sign with the Braves after coming to Atlanta from Seattle in an August 31 trade. Wilson gets a one-year, $1 million deal and Mark Bowman of MLB.com speculates that he’ll…

  13. Mets agree to one-year, $1.1 million deal with Ronny Cedeno

    Jan 6, 2012, 5:22 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Rubin now says the deal is done, pending Cedeno passing a physical exam, and will be worth around $1.1 million for one season. ========== According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York the Mets are talking to free agent infielder Ronny Cedeno and negotiations have reached a “critical” stage. Ruben Tejada and Daniel Murphy…

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