Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:18:05 -0700
Atlanta Braves SS Tyler Pastornicky (knee) will miss the rest of the year and will have surgery to fix a torn anterior cruciate ligament Monday, Aug. 19. Pastornicky tore the ligament in his knee after he crashed into OF Jason Heyward Wednesday, Aug. 14, attempting to catch a fly ball. INF Phil Gosselin is being called up from Triple-A Gwinnett. Gosselin hit .277 with two home runs and 11 RBIs in the minors.
Fantasy Tip: Pastornicky was filling in for Dan Uggla (Lasik eye surgery) at second base. Now, that task will fall to some combination of Paul Janish and Gosselin. Nothing really worth pursuing unless you're desperate for a middle infielder in NL-only leagues.
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:46:50 -0700
Atlanta Braves SS Tyler Pastornicky (knee) left the game Wednesday, Aug. 14, against the Philadelphia Phillies due to a sprained left knee. He will be re-evaluated Thursday, Aug. 15. He was injured in a collision with OF Jason Heyward on a play while on defense.
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 12:23:00 -0700
The Atlanta Braves placed 2B Dan Uggla (eye) on the 15-day disabled list due to eye surgery Tuesday, Aug. 13, and recalled SS Tyler Pastornicky from Triple-A Gwinnett in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Pastornicky and Paul Janish could split time at second base with Uggla sidelined, but they should only be considered in NL-only leagues for now. Uggla was hitting under .200, although he has 21 home runs.
Sun, 21 Jul 2013 13:36:44 -0700
The Atlanta Braves have purchased the contract of RP Kameron Loe from Triple-A Gwinnett. In a corresponding move, INF Tyler Pastornicky was optioned to Gwinnett. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Pastornicky needed to get regular playing time in the minors at second base, shortstop and the outfield.
Fri, 12 Jul 2013 19:23:11 -0700
Atlanta Braves SS Tyler Pastornicky appeared in the outfield Friday, July 12, with OF Jason Heyward (hamstring) unavailable, and OFs B.J. Upton (adductor) and Justin Upton (calf) leaving the game against the Cincinnati Reds with injuries.
Fantasy Tip: Pastornicky might very well see a start or two over the weekend unless a roster move is made. The Braves are really hamstrung, pardon the pun, due to their injury situations. If he can gain eligibility in the OF, he'll have slightly more fantasy appeal in NL-only formats.
Fri, 12 Jul 2013 19:18:03 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Justin Upton (calf) suffered strained left calf injury Friday, July 12, against the Cincinnati Reds. He pulled up lame after a groundout, and was replaced by SS Tyler Pastornicky. Upton's brother, OF B.J. Upton (adductor) left the game in the first inning due to a right adductor muscle strain.
Fantasy Tip: Justin will be re-evaluated Saturday, July 13. The Braves have a slew of injuries in the outfield right now, and this certainly doesn't help.
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 06:36:58 -0700
Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis (oblique) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique. SS Tyler Pastornicky was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett.
Fantasy Tip: Tough break for Gattis, who has seen his playing time reduce significantly the last 10 days with the return of several injured players. Gattis is just 2-for-23 (.083) in June, but those two hits left the park. It'll be tough to find playing time for Gattis when he returns unless an injury opens something up. It's hard to drop someone with 14 homers at the catcher position, but in mixed formats, we wouldn't blame you.
Mon, 06 May 2013 11:32:15 -0700
Atlanta Braves SS Tyler Pastornicky will play second base and the outfield in addition to shortstop at Triple-A Gwinnett as the team grooms him to become a super utility player.
Sun, 05 May 2013 20:29:37 -0700
The Atlanta Braves optioned SS Tyler Pastornicky to Triple-A Gwinnett Sunday, May 5.
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:11:16 -0700
The Atlanta Braves placed OF Jason Heyward (appendix) on the 15-day disabled list after he underwent an appendectomy Monday, April 22, and recalled SS Tyler Pastornicky from Triple-A Gwinnett in a corresponding move. The team has no timetable on when Heyward might return.
Fantasy Tip: Heyward was struggling with the bat, hitting only .121 to start the year, so this gives Atlanta a perfect time to rest him up. He probably won't miss more than the two weeks, though, since appendectomy procedures have become less invasive in recent years.