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Braves re-sign SS Jack Wilson

Posted on: January 13, 2012 3:44 pm
 
Jack WilsonBy C. Trent Rosecrans

The Braves have signed shortstop Jack Wilson to a one-year deal worth $1 million, CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports. The deal also includes $500,000 in perofrmance bonuses, Heyman reports. Wilson, 34, will likely serve as a backup and mentor to rookie Tyler Pastornicky

Pastornicky, 22, spent most of 2011 at Double-A Mississippi, hitting .299/.345/.414 with six homers and 20 stolen bases in 90 games. He also appeared in 27 games for Triple-A Gwinnett, hitting .365/.407/.413 with one homer and seven stolen bases in 117 plate appearances. Pastornicky was a fifth-round pick of the Blue Jays in the 2008 draft. The Braves got him in part of the two teams' shortstop swap in 2010, sending Alex Gonzalez to Atlanta and Yunel Escobar to Toronto.

Tyler PastornickyThe Braves called Pastornicky up last September, but he didn't appear in a game. His father, Cliff Pastornicky, played in 10 games at third base for the Royals in 1983.

The Braves traded for Wilson last August for a player to be named, which ended up being minor-league infielder Luis Caballero. Wilson appeared in 17 games for the Braves, hitting .220/.238/.244 in 45 plate appearances. He hit .249/.283/295 in 62 games for the Mariners. He's a career .269/.311/.376 hitter, better known for his defense than his bat. He was an All-Star and won a Silver Slugger in 2004, when he hit .308 for Pittsburgh. Wilson can also play third base and second base for added depth.

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Comments

Since: Apr 6, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2012 11:58 pm
 

Braves re-sign SS Jack Wilson

I butchered that post...hahaha

"Alex Gonzalez's stats were just a bit better for us but Alex failed to produce what I thought he could do. "



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: January 13, 2012 8:57 pm
 

Braves re-sign SS Jack Wilson

Amazing how someone can suck so badly at the major league level for so long and still get a million dollar contract every year.



Since: Apr 6, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2012 8:33 pm
 

Braves re-sign SS Jack Wilson

A mentor? Let's hope he can serve that role well. Alex Gonzalez were just a bit better for us but he failed to produce what I thought her could co.


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