Meet the Braves: Josh Wilson

FOXSportsSouth.com invites you to meet the Braves as we continue a month-long look at our team, player-by-player. We’ll revisit 2011 and project what 2012 might look like.

Josh Wilson

Position: SS/2B/3B
Height: 6-0; Weight: 175
Bat/Throw: R/R
Hometown: Pittsburgh
Experience: Sixth season

2011 in review: Wilson hit .224 with two homers and five RBIs in 85 at-bats with Arizona and Milwaukee, mostly as a late-inning defensive replacement.

Career highlight: He has been involved in two triple plays in his career, one in 2009, when he was with the Diamondbacks, and one last year with the Brewers. He started a 4-6-3-2 triple play with a backhanded grab on a grounder up the middle against the Dodgers on Aug. 16.

Outlook: His chances of making the team increased when backup shortstop Jack Wilson strained his calf, but he’s in competition with Drew Sutton. Josh Wilson is a longshot to make the team out of spring training.

You should know: Wilson, who has a .227 career batting average, has made three pitching appearances in the majors, giving up three runs in three innings.

Tuesday: Adam Russell