The Rangers have agreed to sign infielder Tyler Pastornicky to a minor league deal, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports on Twitter. Pastornicky, 25, was recently released by the Braves.
Pastornicky opened the 2012 season as the Braves’ starting shortstop, but struggled to a .243/.287/.345 line while posting poor defensive numbers. He ultimately gave way to another now-25-year-old infielder, Andrelton Simmons, and has only seen brief big league action since.
Over parts of four campaigns at the Triple-A level, Pastornicky owns a .297/.348/.386 slash. He will head to minor league camp with Texas and, presumably, open the season in the upper minors to provide a depth option.