Braves Release Jack Wilson

The Braves have released shortstop Jack Wilson, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (on Twitter). Wilson has been on the disabled list with a dislocated finger since July 14th and the Braves have come to rely on Paul Janish and Tyler Pastornicky at shortstop.

Wilson, a PSI Sports Management client, will become a free agent after the season when his one-year, $1MM contract expires. The 34-year-old appeared in 40 games before getting injured, playing shortstop and a little second base. He posted a .169/.189/.211 batting line in 77 plate appearances this year, but he has a career batting line of .265/.306/.366 in 12 MLB seasons.


13 Responses to Braves Release Jack Wilson Leave a Reply

  1. Guest 3 years ago

    Janish is playing very well to put the right on the wall for Jack…

  2. Good move, Janish has proven to be a better back up for when Simmons comes back.

  3. BravesfanFL1851 3 years ago

    No surprise. Janish has been ridiculous with the glove.

  4. Braves1976 3 years ago

    The Braves just had too many better options to keep Wilson. He was taking
    up a roster spot better used for someone that can actually help.

  5. camerondatzker 3 years ago

    Jack Wilson is a good glove guy but has a horrible bat. I think he goes To San Diego or Seattle.

  6. guest 3 years ago

    hallelujah!

  7. John H 3 years ago

    Great fielder, but couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat. Good luck to him nonetheless.

  8. goner 3 years ago

    Hopefully Jack can bounce back and finish his career on a high note with a different team.

  9. bledrules 3 years ago

    Janish is a very good defensive guy but cant hit to save his life

  10. R.D. 3 years ago

    Janish has been pretty clutch though he’s been inconsistent in his Atl stay, definitely the better choice. Still, Jack was great fun to watch.

  11. Jack Flash, you were always the best in Pittsburgh and there were a lot of us who hoped the Pirates would sign you this past season. Here’s hoping you get signed with another team soon and have a chance to show that you’re still the best!

  12. How can you release a player while on the DL…and why could he simply not be transferred to the 60-day DL retroactive to July 14 to free up a 40-man roster spot?

    As I see it, Jack Wilson is probably finished.

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