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  1. Braves considering alternatives to Dan Uggla at second base

    May 8, 2014, 10:50 PM EDT

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    With Dan Uggla struggling, the Braves are expected to look to Ramiro Pena, Tyler Pastornicky, and possibly Tommy La Stella at second base.

  2. The Braves claim Elliot Johnson on waivers for some reason

    Aug 21, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Elliot Johnson

    The Braves announced that they have claimed infielder Elliot Johnson off release waivers from the Royals. Dan Uggla goes out for eye surgery, Tyler Pastornicky goes down with a torn ACL. Heck, a few minutes ago Paul Janish tried to lay down a squeeze bunt with two strikes on him and helped kill a rally, so…

  3. The Braves are seeking a second baseman on waivers

    Aug 16, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

    Dan Uggla AP

    Having lost Dan Uggla to eye surgery and Tyler Pastornicky to a torn ACL, the Braves are now prowling the waiver wire for a second baseman as they prepare for the post-season. David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tweeted this earlier: #Braves Wren said they’ll look for possible trade for INF, doesn’t know if will…

  4. Tyler Pastornicky hurt his knee, needs an MRI

    Aug 15, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Tyler Pastornicky

    Bad luck for Braves infielder Tyler Pastornicky. Almost immediately after getting another shot at a big league job — filling in for Dan Uggla while he recuperates from LASIK surgery — he gets knocked out. Pastornicky left left last night’s game with a sprained left knee after colliding with right fielder Jason Heyward while trying to…

  5. Dan Uggla has Lasik eye surgery, placed on disabled list

    Aug 13, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Dan Uggla AP

    Braves second baseman Dan Uggla has struggled with vision problems for much of this season and he’s finally decided to undergo Lasik eye surgery. He’s headed to the disabled list and to replace Uggla on the roster Atlanta recalled Tyler Pastornicky from Triple-A, where he was hitting .292 with four homers and a .747 OPS…

  6. Fredi Gonzalez is not pleased with two players who didn’t report early

    Feb 14, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

    Fredi Gonzalez probably throws harder than Livan Hernandez

    This isn’t a full-blown Terry Collins situation — Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez didn’t offer a serious tirade or anything — but he made a point to voice his displeasure yesterday about two players who didn’t show up to spring training early: Jordan Schafer and Tyler Pastornicky. Dave O’Brein got Gonzalez’s joking-but-pointed comments: “We’re waiting for…

  7. How about an Upton-Upton-Heyward outfield in Atlanta?

    Nov 25, 2012, 6:28 PM EDT

    Justin Upton

    We know the Braves are in hot pursuit of free agent B.J. Upton, who could well be the next top free agent to sign. It makes one wonder if they’d considering pairing the Upton brothers and bringing in Justin from Arizona. On the surface, it seems like a great idea. Neither Upton brother has quite…

  8. Braves demote shortstop Tyler Pastornicky to Triple-A

    May 30, 2012, 10:44 PM EDT

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    From MLB.com beat reporter Mark Bowman comes word that the Braves have optioned struggling shortstop Tyler Pastornicky to Triple-A Gwinnett. Pastornicky did not start in Wednesday night’s 10-7 victory over the Cardinals and has posted a brutal .248/.281/.324 batting line with one home run and 12 RBI in 157 total plate appearances this season. The…

  9. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 11, 2012, 6:02 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Houston Astros

    Braves 6, Astros 4: Chipper Jones came off the disabled list, singled in his first at bat and hit a home run in his second. Dude is on death’s door and he hasn’t had functional knees since Bush’s first term yet he’s still the best hitter on this team.  Tyler Pastornicky hit his first MLB…

  10. UPDATE: Andres Torres strained his left calf, likely DL-bound

    Apr 5, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

    Andres Torres

    UPDATE: Yep, the Mets just confirmed that he strained his left calf. He’s probably headed to the disabled list. 3:28 PM: Mets center fielder Andres Torres had a sore calf bugging him throughout spring training, but declared himself “100%” in the run-up to Opening Day.  Not anymore, it seems. In the top of the seventh,…

  11. Johan Santana throws five scoreless innings in first start since 2010

    Apr 5, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

    New York Mets Photo Day

    After missing all of last season following shoulder surgery Johan Santana was back on the mound today for the first time since September of 2010 and held the Braves scoreless for five innings in a no-decision. Santana unraveled a bit in his final inning, walking No. 8 hitter Tyler Pastornicky and pitcher Tommy Hanson, but…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

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