by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) The Braves optioned infielder Tyler Pastornicky to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday. Pastornicky hit .143 (1 for 7) in the majors and had just one plate appearance in his latest stint.
Braves add Tyler Pastornicky to roster
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) The Braves announced Tuesday they recalled infielder Tyler Pastornicky from Triple-A Gwinnett. Patornicky hit .351 (26 for 74) with one home run, six doubles and seven RBI in 18 games for Gwinnett.
Blue Jays inquire about Tyler Pastornicky
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) The Blue Jays, badly in need of infield help, have reached out to the Braves to ask about the availability of Tyler Pastornicky, ESPN reports Sunday.
Toronto needs middle infield depth with Jose Reyes injured. Pastornicky was originally drafted by Toronto, but was dealt in the Yunel Escobar trade to the Braves.
Pastornicky, down at Triple-A Gwinnett, is batting .390 after 10 games with a homer, five RBI and two stolen bases. The 23-year-old played in 76 games for the Braves last year and hit .243 with two homers, 13 RBI and six doubles.
Braves begin to finalize roster
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) The Atlanta Braves announced Tuesday that Jordan Schafer has made the opening day roster, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Braves skipper Freddi Gonzalez said Pastornicky, who hit .375 this spring with two homers and 14 RBI over 56 at-bats, remains a valuable piece for the team. He will play second, shortstop and some outfield in the minors. He'll play mostly second after Paul Janish returns.
The 26-year-old Schafer hit .241 this spring with four stolen bases. The speedster will be a backup outfielder.
Pastornicky to play 'everywhere'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/5/2013) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said shortstop Tyler Pastornicky will play all over the field this spring. "Hes still going to be at shortstop but for me, and I talked to Tyler about this, why can he not be the next Martin Prado?" Gonzalez said. "Play a little second base, play a little left field, play third. Maybe well give him a first base glove and put him at first base if we had to because hes athletic enough to do it. Hes offensive enough to be able to hit and run bases at the major league level so why not? I think well play him everywhere."