Braves release former starting shortstop Pastornicky
MAR 19, 1:03p ET | Cory McCartney
Rotowire: Mar 22 / 10:05a ET
News: Pastornicky has signed a Triple-A deal with the Rangers, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Impact: Pastornicky is a depth signing for the Rangers and carries no real value at this point. He's slashed .200/.304/.250 in his three-year career with two home runs and two stolen bases. There's a chance he'll see time with the Rangers due to injuries, but he's more likely to spend most of the year in the minors.
Rotowire: Mar 19 / 9:29a ET
News: Pastornicky was released by the Braves on Thursday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Impact: Pastornicky, who appeared in 28 games for Atlanta last season, was in minor league camp with Triple-A Gwinnett. The organization apparently decided to part ways with the infielder after he hit only .200 in 47 plate appearances. He did experience considerably more success at the Triple-A level, however, slashing .290/.330/.347 with 17 RBI in 189 plate appearances in 2014.
Rotowire: Jan 17 / 7:27a ET
News: Pastornicky was outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday, Mark Bowman of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Impact: The middle infielder cleared waivers after he was designated for assignment last week. Look for the 25-year-old Pastornicky to open 2015 at Gwinnett, where he batted .290/.330/.347 over 189 plate appearances last season.