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.


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13 Comments on "Braves Release Jack Wilson"


Guest
3 years 4 days ago

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

3 years 4 days ago

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

BravesfanFL1851
3 years 4 days ago

No surprise. Janish has been ridiculous with the glove.

Braves1976
3 years 4 days 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.

camerondatzker
3 years 4 days ago

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

guest
3 years 4 days ago

hallelujah!

John H
3 years 4 days ago

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

goner
3 years 4 days ago

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

3 years 3 days ago

Much as I think that’d be nice, I can’t see it happening.

bledrules
3 years 4 days ago

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

R.D.
3 years 4 days 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.

3 years 4 days ago

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!

3 years 3 days ago

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.