The Braves have released Tyler Pastornicky, according to the International League’s transactions page. The middle infielder had already been outrighted off of Atlanta’s 40-man roster earlier this offseason.
Pastornicky, 25, originally came to Atlanta as part of the Yunel Escobar trade in July 2010 and he began the 2012 season as the Braves’ regular shortstop, though his spot was supplanted by Andrelton Simmons. Now blocked at short, Pastornicky was shifted to second base though couldn’t catch on as a regular. Pastornicky has only a .243/.295/.314 slash line over 268 Major League plate appearances, though he hit a more respectable .280/.343/.376 over 2390 minor league PA.