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1 Tyler Pastornicky 2B
Height/Weight: 5-11/180 | Birthdate: 12/13/1989 | Birthplace: Bradenton, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Atlanta | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 969.00
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Tyler Pastornicky sent back to Triple-A


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) The Braves optioned infielder Tyler Pastornicky to Triple-A Gwinnett following Friday's loss to San Diego. Pastornicky hit .200 (8 for 40) with two RBI in the majors.

Tyler Pastornicky called up Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) The Braves recalled infielder Tyler Pastornicky from Triple-A Gwinnett Friday, to take the roster spot left vacant by the release of Dan Uggla.

Pastornicky started the season with the Braves, but was sent down in late May after hitting just .200/.300/.257 in 35 at-bats. He was batting .281/.321/.344 in 36 games at Gwinnett prior to his callup.  


Tyler Pastornicky placed on minor-league disabled list


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Braves Triple-A infielder Tyler Pastornicky was placed on the minor-league disabled list with knee inflammation, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The injury is to Pastornicky's surgically-repaired left knee. He has hit .281/.321/.344 with seven stolen bases in 128 at-bats with Triple-A Gwinnett. He is also 7 for 35 with a triple in 22 games with the Braves.


Tyler Pastornicky dispatched to minors


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) The Braves have demoted second baseman Tyler Pastornicky to Triple-A Gwinnett to make room for Tommy La Stella, who appears destined to take over as the starter.

Pastornicky had been handed the job due to the continued slump of Dan Uggla, but he fumbled it away to the tune of a .200 batting average and just one extra-base hit in 35 at-bats. He also missed several games with a calf injury.


Tyler Pastornicky healthy enough to play


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2014) Braves infielder Tyler Pastornicky is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rockies, but not because of the calf injury that has kept him out of the lineup for the team's previous five games.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez told the Atlanta Journal Constitution Pastornicky is healthy, but is sitting out with Dan Uggly remaining in the starting lineup for matchup reasons. Pastornicky is cleared to play, however, and could be back in the starting lineup some time this weekend.  


Tyler Pastornicky sidelined a fifth game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) Braves second baseman Tyler Pastornicky was held out of the starting lineup Thursday vs. Milwaukee, missing a fifth straight start due to a calf injury. The Braves are hopeful Pastornicky will be back in the lineup Friday.

Tyler Pastornicky likely to return Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) Braves infielder Tyler Pastornicky is unlikely to return for the remainder of the team's series against the Brewers, as he continues to deal with a strained left calf, per MLB.com.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez did say he expects Pastornicky back as the starting second baseman for Friday's series opener against the Rockies. 


Tyler Pastornicky misses third straight start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) Braves second baseman Tyler Pastornicky was expected to return from a calf injury Tuesday against the Brewers, but instead he missed a third straight start. Ramiro Pena was in the starting lineup at second base for a second straight game.

Pastornicky's calf injury flared up during batting practice Monday and will need a few more days to rest. However, he is available off the bench, if needed.


Tyler Pastornicky set to return Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2014) Braves second baseman Tyler Pastornicky, who was not in the starting lineup for the second straight day due to left calf soreness, will return to action on Tuesday against the Brewers, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Monday.

"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.

Tyler Pastornicky sitting Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2014) Braves second baseman Tyler Pastornicky was not in the team's lineup Monday against the Brewers.

Pastornicky is dealing with calf soreness, and missed Sunday's game due to the injury. He's considered day-to-day. He'll be replaced by Ramiro Pena. Pastornicky is hitting .207 in 29 at-bats.


Tyler Pastornicky out Sunday due to calf soreness


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) Braves second baseman Tyler Pastornicky was held out of the starting lineup Sunday against the Cardinals because of left calf soreness, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was replaced in the starting lineup by Dan Uggla.

Tyler Pastornicky continues to receive playing time


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2014) Braves second baseman Tyler Pastornicky was in the starting lineup Saturday against the Cardinals.

Pastornicky is getting an extended look at second after Dan Uggla struggled to open the year. He's started five of the last six games at the position. Pastornicky isn't being counted on much, and has hit near the bottom of the order in each of his starts. He's hitting .222 in 27 at-bats.


Tyler Pastornicky set as starter at second - at least for now


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) The struggles of Dan Uggla and his own potential has Braves second baseman Tyler Pastornicky getting a shot to be the full-time starter.

Pastornicky made his third start in four games Tuesday. Ramiro Pena has been relegated to backup status after serving as the starter upon the benching of Uggla.

Fredi Gonzalez told MLB.com that he will give Pastornicky "an opportunity to play whether it's a right, lefty, underarmer or sidearmer" and let Pena play "once or twice a week" at his "normal role."

Pastornicky has just two hits in 17 at-bats, but showed promise by batting .292 in 74 games last season at Triple-A Gwinnett.


Dan Uggla out, Tyler Pastornicky in Saturday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) The continued struggles of Braves second baseman Dan Uggla have him benched Saturday in favor of Tyler Pastornicky.

Uggla has just two hits in his last 28 at-bats and hasn't driven in a run since April 14. He has followed a terrible 2013 by compiling a stat line of .184/.241/.272 stat line this season.

His playing time is expected to decrease unless he can rediscover a productive stroke.


Braves moving away from Dan Uggla, but release seems unlikely


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2014) The Braves seem likely to move away from Dan Uggla at second base moving forward, according to a report from MLB.com Thursday.

Uggla, who is hitting just .184 on the season, is likely to lose playing time over the next few weeks, though it does not seem likely he will be released, with $24 million left on his contract.

Uggla has been out of the starting lineup for four of the last nine games, and Ramiro Pena and Tyler Pastornicky will continue to see more playing time at second base. An exact breakdown of the expected split is not yet known, but the team has also discussed the possibility of calling up top prospect Tommy La Stella. 


Tyler Pastornicky goes 1 for 2 in spring debut Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2014) Making his spring debut Friday, Braves infielder Tyler Pastornicky went 1 for 2 in his team's 8-0 loss to the Orioles.

Pastronicky is getting a late start to his spring as he works his way back from ACL surgery.


Tyler Pastornicky almost done playing in minor-league games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2014) Braves infielder Tyler Pastornicky (knee) will make his third appearance in a minor-league game Wednesday. He is hoping to make his spring debut Friday, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Tyler Pastornicky cleared for game action


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2014) Braves shortstop Tyler Pastornicky (knee) was cleared for game action after going through sliding drills Saturday, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Pastornicky is slated to play four innings in a minor-league game Sunday.

Tyler Pastornicky cleared for fielding drills


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2014) Braves infielder Tyler Pastornicky has been cleared to begin fielding ground balls, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Pastornicky will likely miss the first 10-12 spring-training games but could be ready for the beginning of the regular season if all goes well with his recovery from ACL surgery. He played in just 20 games with the Braves last season, going 9 for 30 at the plate.


Tyler Pastornicky expected to be limited in early spring games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/17/2014) Braves infielder Tyler Pastornicky (knee) is hitting, but he hasn't been cleared for lateral movement in the field, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He is progressing well, but Pastornicky is expected to be limited through the first 7-10 spring games.

Tyler Pastornicky to be limited early


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/12/2014) Braves infielder Tyler Pastornicky will be limited early during spring training, according to MLB.com.

Pastornicky had surgery on his ACL last year, and is still recovering. He said the knee feels strong despite the fact that he'll have some restrictions. Pastornicky hit .300 in 30 at-bats last season.


Braves not looking to acquire second baseman


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2014) The Braves are not looking to acquire or sign a second baseman, sources told FOX Sports. The job will be Dan Uggla's to lose this spring, but the team has three potential alternatives in Tyler Pastornicky, Ramiro Pena and rookie Tommy La Stella.

Tyler Pastornicky progressing smoothly


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2014) Braves shortstop Tyler Pastornicky feels "way ahead of schedule" in his recovery from ACL surgery, MLB.com reports.

"You see some guys, I know it's a different sport, but Derrick Rose took 18 months. You also see some guys taking 12 months. I'm way, way ahead of that. It's one of those things, I think my knee is going to tell me when it's ready. I haven't had any setbacks or anything where I've had to take a step back. So it's all been positive."

Pastornicky said that he wants to be 100 percent before he returns from the injury suffered Aug. 14, 2013 in a game against the Phillies. He hopes to be back on the field by next week.

"This next progression is going to be a big one for me," Pastornicky said. "I think it's going to determine when I can get back on the field. I haven't been back on the field yet. Hopefully, by the end of next week, I can get back out there. But I'm just playing it by ear."

Pastornicky went 9 for 30 with the Braves last season while hitting .292/.354/.392 with four home runs, 28 RBI and nine stolen bases in 288 at-bats with Triple-A Gwinnett.


Tyler Pastornicky to miss the rest of the season


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2013) Braves middle infielder Tyler Pastornicky will undergo season-ending knee surgery and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, MLB.com reports Friday. Pastornicky, diagnosed with a torn ACL, hit .300/.323/.333 in 30 at-bats.

Braves fear worst for Tyler Pastornicky


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2013) The Braves are concerned infielder Tyler Pastornicky's left knee injury is "more than just a day-to-day deal," MLB.com reports.

Pastornicky is still awaiting the results of an MRI, but the Braves are already working on finding another middle infielder to take his place. The 23-year-old posted a .656 OPS in 20 games for Atlanta.