Braves want Pastornicky to convert to utility; Jones might need more time

The Braves optioned Tyler Pastornicky to Triple-A Gwinnett to make way for Andrelton Simmons, a player they feel is more advanced defensively at shortstop. But that doesn’t mean Pastornicky doesn’t fit into their plans anymore.

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez reiterated Friday that Pastornicky is still a “big part of this organization” and they plan to show it by converting him into more of a utility player in Triple-A Gwinnett.

Gonzalez said they plan to play Pastornicky some at second base, in addition to shortstop, and before the summer is out to get him action in the outfield.

“Omar Infante has played (11) years in the big leagues,” Gonzalez said. “He started as a shortstop. He came here to Atlanta, played a little second base, center, left, then he got into a situation where he’s an every-day second baseman (with the Marlins). We see Tyler as the same type of player. We see Tyler being in this organization and making an impact the same way.”

Gonzalez said he was pleased with how Pastornicky handled his demotion Wednesday night, “he took it pretty good.” “The Rev” has definitely made a positive impression on his teammates. His lockermate and double-play partner Dan Uggla did a lot of the comforting, talking to Pastornicky on Wednesday night.

“He’s not the type of kid who’s a punk,” Uggla said. “He’s not going to take any (junk) from anybody. Once he gets smacked in the mouth like this, he’s going to smack back. And that’s just kind of the mentality he’s got and the mentality you need to have in order to get back where you want to be. It’s tough to see that, but he took it like a man.”

Jones might need more time

Gonzalez indicated Friday that Chipper Jones might need a little longer than 15 days to recover from the calf contusion he suffered on a sharply hit one-hopper in Tampa. Jones is eligible to come off the disabled list on Friday, June 8 against Toronto.

“He doesn’t know if he’s going to be ready right when those 15 days are up,” said Gonzalez, who spoke to Jones about it on Wednesday.

One thing Gonzalez is going to stress with Jones is that he gets in some minor league rehabilitation games before he returns, something Jones typically prefers not to do.

“You hate to bring him back without doing any stuff and all of a sudden bang we lose him again for another 15 days,” Gonzalez said.

Jones did not make the trip to Washington but is expected to rejoin the Braves Tuesday in Miami.

108 comments Add your comment

Michael Procton

June 1st, 2012
7:55 pm

Disappointing that it looks like they’re going to ride Simmons regardless of production. He might have a fine glove, but everybody should be prepared for a ~.200/~.250/.~275 caliber slash line.

Eric in Tampa

June 1st, 2012
8:03 pm

Oh is that what you scouted him at for the Major League level? Excellent work. Thanks.
He’ll be fine. No one’s expecting a silver slugger out of the kid. I’m more concerned with Heyward’s bat at this point.

JC Boscan III

June 1st, 2012
8:06 pm

Hopefully, Braves fans will give Simmons time to adjust to the big leagues. All rookies should be given that slack, but some of the “fans” who post on here don’t know much about baseball but know plenty about personal insults when a player has a bad game or two. …….GO BRAVES!

JC Boscan III

June 1st, 2012
8:08 pm

True – it is frustrating to watch Heyward start to resemble last year’s “flailer” after he looked so good early this season…. hopefully, it’s just a slump that he’ll break soon.

cowdogit

June 1st, 2012
8:08 pm

I think McDowell is a nice guy , winning division titles is no big deal , hell’ I think he’s line to be the next Manager .

buffering

June 1st, 2012
8:10 pm

so chipper is going to take longer on the DL because of a bruise…geez. are they not telling us something cause it looks really sad to see him sit out so long for a bruise.

Sly Boarders

June 1st, 2012
8:17 pm

I’m not a doctor, but what the crap is really going on with Chipper? A contusion? I got one of those in high school-it was a bruise.

beone

June 1st, 2012
8:25 pm

Can’t wait til we use Chipper’s $ next year on a slugger who can play 150+ games. He’s had a great career but he’s stealing the $ now.

Playoffs!!!

June 1st, 2012
8:27 pm

I love Chipper, but let’s face it, he’s no Cal Ripken.

Parker

June 1st, 2012
8:41 pm

The bruise looked horrible when they showed it last week in a picture. I’m surprised he can walk. We need him back!!!

Bob Didier

June 1st, 2012
8:47 pm

Jurrgens gave up 10 runs, 6 ER, 3 HR’s in 4 innings tonight.

Parker

June 1st, 2012
8:57 pm

Should have traded him when we had the chance

Casey

June 1st, 2012
8:57 pm

Pastornicky was put in a position to fail. He was called up to the majors and put in the 8 spot. In the field he was asked to play the toughest position in the field alongside Uggla, who is the absolute worst second baseman I have ever seen, above Pony level. I have friends who played 2nd and short better than Uggla in high school. Just, watch and see what happens to Simmons if they bat him 8th everyday.

doumah

June 1st, 2012
9:06 pm

Are you seriously going to tell me that because he was batted eighth, that Pastornicky was set up to fail?If so, you can’t know too much about baseball. He’s a rookie, and one that wasn’t slated to be a high prospect at that. Simmons has a + glove, and a ++ arm. If he can developp his bat a little in his time at the bigs then he could be our new leadoff man (what with Bourne leaving this season and all).

Fred

June 1st, 2012
9:16 pm

So a guy who has trouble fielding SS now has to learn how to field 3B SS and 2B as a utility player?? Makes sense to me haha not

RHR

June 1st, 2012
9:20 pm

Fredi can say what he wants but I don’t see Chipper making any minor league starts. He’s already proven he doesn’t need to do that. Hope he’s back soon, the braves are a better team with him in the lineup, “old”, “gimpy” “stealing money” (and whatever else you nimbletards want to call him) or not.

My Thoughts

June 1st, 2012
9:21 pm

DOB can you tell me what happened to the Braves On Air Twitter rep Beth ??

VinceVanGo

June 1st, 2012
9:27 pm

It’s good to see that Frank & Fredi (there’s a pair for ya) are reading these blogs. I suggested about a week ago that Pastornicky’s future should be as a super sub at multiple positions. Drop me a line guys if you need another front office man, I’m available, and I’ll work for 1% of Chipper’s pay.

DaveinNEPA

June 1st, 2012
9:39 pm

I don’t get it. Braves scouts and management presumedly watch the same games I watch. I could see in ST that Pastornicky wasn’t going to “cut it” as a SS, not so much because of lack of range but lack of a strong enough arm. My first impression of the kid was of a 2bman in waiting. So why in blue blazes did we get the 2 month dog and pony show with Pastornicky?????????

BravesFan79

June 1st, 2012
9:41 pm

Amazing people still are looking forward to Chipper being gone despite the fact were like 2-8 without him in the lineup. Ill take 1/2 a chipper jones over most other 3rd basemen anyday!

Hoss10

June 1st, 2012
10:07 pm

DaveinNEPA: today is June 1st, meaning that starting today his arb clock starts a year later. This is likely not a coincidence. Also, they wanted Simmons to show he was ready by being able to handle AA pitching. He’s done that. It was obvious in ST that Simmons was the future, but it was smart for a few reasons to wait until at least now to pull the trigger.

bball fan

June 1st, 2012
10:09 pm

The Rev has speed. Put him in center field since we are going to need one soon.

Ifr4

June 1st, 2012
10:10 pm

According to several with knowledge of the situation, Simmons won the job in ST. The reason for not bringing him to the majors to start the season was a procedural move from what I understand. This is a business.

braveslover

June 1st, 2012
10:16 pm

Simmons gets all the patience we can give. After all The Wizard Ozzie Smith didn’t hit a lick for years but no way could they lose his defense. Not saying Simmons will be another Ozzie but the tools are there…notice I didn’t use the potential word. We’re backing you Simmons welcome to the bigs and stay within yourself. I’m delighted that Minor is being skipped in the rotation…thank you rain gods.

No Flag Since Lemke

June 1st, 2012
10:17 pm

Simmons was very over matched in ST once he started facing more AAA and MLB pitchers. Now perhaps he’s ready offensively but he sure wasn’t at the end of ST.

Tyler

June 1st, 2012
10:31 pm

nooooo Pastornicky is my favorite player:( partly because I have the same name and number and position as him. :(

Ken in Alpharetta

June 1st, 2012
10:34 pm

Simmons was the long term choice in spring training. Keeping him in the minors to start the season was a way to fine tune him and take additional pressure off him, right or wrong that was the teams choice. The June 1st arbitration angle was also a big part of this decision. As far as Chipper’s injury, this is not just a “bruise or contusion” but a nasty skin wound with raw meat exposed caused by a smokin hot shot ball coming off the bat at over 100 mph. Lucky no bones were shattered or he would be done. With the risk of staph infection and flesh eating bacteria we all have heard about lately, I don’t think any one would want to risk that by playing or working. Any one of you that criticize Chipper for this is just being uninformed or just stupid. If you had the same type of injury, what would you do?

dap01

June 1st, 2012
10:37 pm

The Braves don’t have the smartest guys in charge any more. The Braves promote a SS that was not strong defensively last year at AA and AAA to be a part. Now they promote a promising AA SS. Championship teams don’t have unproven people in the middle of the infield. Meanwhile Jason Heyward is struggling because he was brought up too fast and they still don’t have a plan for him.

The Braves are managed like an average team.

JC Boscan III

June 1st, 2012
10:38 pm

To comment on the earlier post, putting a rookie in the 8th batting spot makes it more difficult because the pitcher can pitch around him, knowing that our pitcher is on-deck. So, Pastornicky or Simmons would see fewer fastballs, plus the pitcher can expand the strike zone in an attempt to get either one of them to swing at a slightly bad pitch. Therefore, Simmons will need to show patience and plate discipline, or he will need to be a good bad-ball hitter……. Otherwise, he’ll struggle to bat .240.

dap01

June 1st, 2012
10:38 pm

Pastornicky played SS at a higher level than Heyward plays right field.

dap01

June 1st, 2012
10:41 pm

The Braves are stong defensively in only 2 positions, first and center. Who is the GM?

urban redneck

June 1st, 2012
10:54 pm

daaaaaaaang. there are a ton of heyward haters out here. my dad doesn’t like him, but he’s racist. he would gladly trade jay for frenchy straight up.

poor simba. he has to deal with the butterflies for another day. i’ve been waiting for this kid to get to the show. he’s a heckuva prospect.

CaptMudd

June 1st, 2012
11:19 pm

Fresh eating bacteria? Chipper? Please guy, no need to speculate like that….a little conjecture shall we say? A stretch on your part for sure.

Ken in Alpharetta

June 1st, 2012
11:25 pm

That would be FLESH eating bacteria. Not a stretch, speculation…yes. But mostly used to point out the severity of the injury and the possible risk involved playing with it not healed.

Dirty Dawg

June 1st, 2012
11:35 pm

Having experienced a blow to my lower leg some years back, it sounds like Chipper may be having some of the same problems I had. Namely that the lick was really more on the chin than the calf. Hard hits to the chin involve bone and circulation. For me it meant the potential for blood clotting and needed to be handled accordingly. Given time and care it should be fine, but Freddie’s right, come back too soon and it could be worse. By the way, the ball that hit Chipper didn’t just get calf muscle – balls don’t bounce that high and that far unless they hit something hard…like bone. It’s a wonder it didn’t fracture his femur.

Leonard Parent

June 1st, 2012
11:39 pm

Costanza isn’t going anywhere.We need him!

John Leonard

June 1st, 2012
11:48 pm

Your supposed to catch the ball with your glove,not your leg.

John Leonard

June 1st, 2012
11:51 pm

Over the hill old guys can get hurt playing, a young mans game.

Veer

June 1st, 2012
11:54 pm

Pasternicky might not have flesh eating bacteria but Fredie Gonzalez has infected him with a career eating bacteria whereby he is turning him into a utility guy.
Omar Infante is a rare case of success. How many other “Utility Man” have had good careers in the majors. They disappear soon after their MLB debuts. Look at Nick Green.

VinceVanGo

June 2nd, 2012
12:20 am

The second half of the title says “Jones may need more time.” Unfortunately “time” is what Chipper doesn’t have. The clock is ticking on his last season and soon it will be over. What a pity that his final season is going down this way, but at least it gives the Braves a chance to see what life without Chipper will be like. I hope they have a plan for next year. The Frank & Fredi Show seem a bit clueless at times. By the way could we compare Chipper drawing his paychecks to someone drawing unemployment? I don’t know why professional athletes should be so privileged. Why can’t they get so many sick leave days like with most jobs and then their pay is docked. Somebody run that by Scott Boras and the Comish.

Kyle

June 2nd, 2012
12:36 am

You’re all idiots.

SR

June 2nd, 2012
12:38 am

Same ol crap with this bunch. You are right, a lot of us said that Pastornicky wasn’t ready but so what, moron Wren did it anyway. A lot of us said that Jurjjens wasn’t ready but Wren did it anyway. A lot of us said Heyward would suck because he has so many holes in his swing, big effin deal, tweedle dum Wren did it anyway. Wren sucks, Braves suck, what else is new???

Voice of Reason

June 2nd, 2012
1:04 am

Thanks Carroll for the update – though anything you write about the Braves seems to bring out the “know-it-alls” on the blog who really think their negative opinion is worth a lot.

On a more positive note, I just finished reading One Shot At Forever by Chris Ballard. The book is about a run to the Illinois State Tournament in 1971 by a small town, Macon, Illinois. Just so happens that Brian Snitker was a sophomore on that team. It is a great baseball story. If you haven’t read this one, you need to.

Waffle House or Bust

June 2nd, 2012
1:28 am

Horrible idea. Let me guess… playoffs, he is brought into the game and makes key errors helping boot us from post season? Been there done that with another scrub two years ago.

Rowsdower

June 2nd, 2012
2:37 am

I’m amazed at the level of stupidity I see on these blogs. Demoting Pastornicky is the exactly the move that should’ve been made last year. Struggling players should be sent down. I don’t give a shyt what they’re “rated” as. I would rather have someone that can field his position than the alternative. Pastornicky was not going to make up for his deficiencies on D with his bat, so send him down. Give Simmons a chance. What’s the worst that can happen? We already lost 7 in a row…

jeff burroughs

June 2nd, 2012
3:32 am

bat him 4th so they cant pitch around him!

Buster brave

June 2nd, 2012
4:27 am

@KYLE,YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY, 100% RIGHT ON BROTHA’ !!!!

MikeY

June 2nd, 2012
6:30 am

Many of us pointed out back in the off-season that Pastornicky had 26 errors in 117 games in the minors in 2011. His defense was always suspect at SS. I do agree w/ many that the arbitration situation may have played a role in the timing of Simmons call-up.

You said what?

June 2nd, 2012
6:33 am

Since when did batting 8th effect your defense, JB3?

MikeY

June 2nd, 2012
7:16 am

It is also kind of interesting that while the Braves look below average defensively (11th in NL in errors and fielding percentage), especially infield defense (Uggla and Pastor w/ 7 errors each, Chipper and Francisco w/ 4 each), the team is tied for second for fewest unearned runs, with 15. Seems like our pitchers have recovered from those errors pretty well.

OTP

June 2nd, 2012
8:09 am

Good, let him compete for the 2B job with Uggla, who is just as bad defensively.

reagan

June 2nd, 2012
8:54 am

Rowsdower…………..good to see you posting again. Couldn’t agree more with your comments regarding some of the stupidity on this blog.

Nosferatu

June 2nd, 2012
9:07 am

I just hope the Braves can keep all the young talent they have now and still make room for more. JHeyward for instance, can they afford to hang with until his mojo kicks in?

Rick

June 2nd, 2012
9:10 am

“It is also kind of interesting that while the Braves look below average defensively (11th in NL in errors and fielding percentage)”

Not sure where you got those numbers. The Braves are in the top 5 in both categories.

Rick

June 2nd, 2012
9:11 am

“Demoting Pastornicky is the exactly the move that should’ve been made last year. ”

What?

go-BRAVOS

June 2nd, 2012
9:35 am

Does anyone have the stats or know the article that DOB wrote a week or 2 ago about Heyward’s numbers since his 1st 30 games of career? I can’t find the article and remember the stats just being atrocious. I hope he turns it around but so far he has struggled.

Go Braves!

Andy

June 2nd, 2012
10:14 am

Good morning everyone. Longtime fan. New blogger. I hope I am Welcome. My favorite is Freddie Freeman. Go Braves.

TOMY FOURNIER

June 2nd, 2012
10:34 am

Whennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn…Mr. Jones is going to “QUIT”…please,,when we need him..another scrach and going out…please…go out for ever Mr. Jones…we really in this way,do not needed you.!!!

TOMY FOURNIER

June 2nd, 2012
10:34 am

Whennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn…Mr. Jones is going to “QUIT”…please,,when we need him..another scrach and going out…please…go out for ever Mr. Jones…we really in this way,do not needed you.!!!

TOMY FOURNIER

June 2nd, 2012
10:34 am

Whennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn…Mr. Jones is going to “QUIT”…please,,when we need him..another scrach and going out…please…go out for ever Mr. Jones…we really in this way,do not needed you.!!!

Roja

June 2nd, 2012
10:44 am

What’s new??? SR Sucks!!

don

June 2nd, 2012
10:46 am

Pastornicky as a utility player? That is about right for his level of skills.

Andy

June 2nd, 2012
10:46 am

What is everyone talking about?

don

June 2nd, 2012
10:47 am

As for more time for Jones, keep in mind that the season ends in early October and he is committed (I hope) to retiring.

Andy

June 2nd, 2012
10:52 am

I assume that I am not Welcome.

JC Boscan III

June 2nd, 2012
10:57 am

@You said what? ….Clearly, I was responding to the person who had questioned why batting either of the rookie shortstops 8th is not the ideal spot in the lineup for a rookie who is not proven as a major league hitter. My comment did not mention the word “defense” or even hint at it. GO Braves!

flagger

June 2nd, 2012
10:59 am

It never ceases to amaze me at the idiots that post on here about Chipper, evidently they have not seen his leg or ever had an injury like that. He will be lucky to be back in another month..

Andy

June 2nd, 2012
11:03 am

Am I breaking some kind of rule. I am trying to be friendly,but no one accepts me.

Andy

June 2nd, 2012
11:03 am

Am I breaking some kind of rule. I am trying to be friendly,but no one accepts me.

Nativebird

June 2nd, 2012
11:09 am

And Where do the Braves see their biggest problem Jason Heyward converting to? Concentrating on deck chairs like Pastornicky and Simmons is a JOKE, when this Titanic’s iceberg continues to get a pass for the colossal NONFACTOR this supposed franchise “savior” has been. This elephant in the room will mot go away. This front office has its head in the sand.

BrandonLee49

June 2nd, 2012
11:14 am

Like i’ve said before, Jurrgens is Done, Simmons is a Fantasy Baseball move, sending Pastornicky to AAA is a cover-up.. Uggla is Set at second…. WHERE does FG think he’s got another position for Pastornicky to “STudy”.. Third is the Only spot, and Prado is the Man for that job…. Cut and Dried. Put Jones on the 120 day DL or put him on Waivers.

chc4

June 2nd, 2012
11:29 am

I hope Chipper tells Fredi to suck an egg when he tries to get him to a minors rehab assignment. How is he anymore likely to get hurt in Atlanta than Gwinnett? Fredi says some really dopey things.

T'ville DAWG

June 2nd, 2012
11:52 am

Chipper HATERS! You’ll see next year what a great player he was and is. All used up and he’s still a better player than 90% of the third basemen out there. BAM! Good da mate.

jim

June 2nd, 2012
12:04 pm

dont matter how good you are if you dont play

You said what?

June 2nd, 2012
12:13 pm

JB3- Wren said Rev’s offense was about as expected. His comments hinted toward a needed improvement on defense. I think the Braves envision using Patornicky the way the WhiteSox are using former Brave Brent Lillibridge.

BBQ MAN

June 2nd, 2012
12:22 pm

some of the Braves fans are IDIOTS! they think this is fantasy or backyard baseball

Carroll Rogers

June 2nd, 2012
12:32 pm

I’ve heard about that book and need to read it, Voice of Reason. Just started Josh Hamilton’s book….

The Scales of Justice

June 2nd, 2012
12:45 pm

Stay Classy,Larry..To Arrogant,and Egotistical to even Go Back Home(Minor League) One Last Time..Can’t Wait for Him To Be Gone..For Good!

myside

June 2nd, 2012
12:45 pm

Andy…..Don’t grt discouraged. The anti/negative group is taking up all the room on this blog. We
need more positive thinkers, so I welcome you. Keep blogging.

Largo

June 2nd, 2012
12:54 pm

Hey Andy, how come you’re so dammed unfriendly? LOL

Mets R Best

June 2nd, 2012
1:00 pm

Hello again Braves fans! The Mighty Mets are still ahead of your team in the standings!! I see where your pitching has fallen apart. So sad. Speaking of pitching, I guess by now you have heard about the great Johan Santana’s no hitter. He pitch that no hitter against the Cards, a great offensive team that scored a bunch of runs against the Braves’ pitchers. I am sure you will agree that this is just one more concrete example of the superior talent that we have on the New York Metropolitans roster.

Largo

June 2nd, 2012
1:08 pm

Santana was out for quite a while but he sure came back big time, and against an impressive team.

Andy

June 2nd, 2012
1:14 pm

OK I am back. Thank you for welcoming me. Been Brave fan since 95. Love Braves. Never been blogging before so a little apprehensive. Love Freddie Freeman. Hope to talk to everyone and get to know you. If you want to know anything about me, just ask. Go Braves

Kendell Jones

June 2nd, 2012
1:24 pm

Speaking of the Manager, If I didn’t already know that they have a manager, I would swear that they don’t have a manager. I would have thought that a little of the fire rubbed off on him after having been with Bobby Cox for a year or two. I haven’t seen him leave the dugout except to remove the pitcher. He needs to have a good ripsnorting argument with the umpires sometimes, just to prove to s that he is indeed the manager.,

Kendell Jones

June 2nd, 2012
1:24 pm

Speaking of the Manager, If I didn’t already know that they have a manager, I would swear that they don’t have a manager. I would have thought that a little of the fire rubbed off on him after having been with Bobby Cox for a year or two. I haven’t seen him leave the dugout except to remove the pitcher. He needs to have a good ripsnorting argument with the umpires sometimes, just to prove to s that he is indeed the manager.,

Kendell Jones

June 2nd, 2012
1:24 pm

Speaking of the Manager, If I didn’t already know that they have a manager, I would swear that they don’t have a manager. I would have thought that a little of the fire rubbed off on him after having been with Bobby Cox for a year or two. I haven’t seen him leave the dugout except to remove the pitcher. He needs to have a good ripsnorting argument with the umpires sometimes, just to prove to s that he is indeed the manager.,

Kendell Jones

June 2nd, 2012
1:24 pm

Speaking of the Manager, If I didn’t already know that they have a manager, I would swear that they don’t have a manager. I would have thought that a little of the fire rubbed off on him after having been with Bobby Cox for a year or two. I haven’t seen him leave the dugout except to remove the pitcher. He needs to have a good ripsnorting argument with the umpires sometimes, just to prove to s that he is indeed the manager.,

Kendell Jones

June 2nd, 2012
1:24 pm

Speaking of the Manager, If I didn’t already know that they have a manager, I would swear that they don’t have a manager. I would have thought that a little of the fire rubbed off on him after having been with Bobby Cox for a year or two. I haven’t seen him leave the dugout except to remove the pitcher. He needs to have a good ripsnorting argument with the umpires sometimes, just to prove to s that he is indeed the manager.,

ronald

June 2nd, 2012
1:24 pm

This is a terrible move the Braves will regret. Pastornicky has been head and shoulders better than Simmons at every level in the minors and in Spring Training. Simmons bat will be an embarrasment in the majors. Terrible choice….

Brandon

June 2nd, 2012
1:37 pm

@ronald – what are you talking about? simmons was waaaay better defensively…won the batting title in single A last season, was batting .292 with a .794 ops in 200 plate appearances in AA this season ( comparable to Rev’s .299 ba and .759 ops in 395 plate appearances in AA last season)

chc4

June 2nd, 2012
1:37 pm

ronald — Will Simmons’ bat be as atrocious as Tyler’s glove? I seriously doubt it. Pastornicky was pretty flippin’ bad in the field. At the very least a SS needs to a be good fielder and Simmons is that.

hmmm?

June 2nd, 2012
3:04 pm

What was Pastornicky’s BA?

this is a band-aid

June 2nd, 2012
3:05 pm

Braves got bigger problems to deal with other than shortstop

Free 'Nicky

June 2nd, 2012
3:06 pm

Bring back ‘Nicky NOW!!!!

Tom-Dawg

June 2nd, 2012
3:06 pm

They should have demoted Uggla and let Pastornicky play second.

Free 'Nicky

June 2nd, 2012
3:07 pm

How’s that Terdo guy doing? He might be needed in more of a hurry!

Free 'Nicky

June 2nd, 2012
3:07 pm

How’s that Terdo guy doing? He might be needed in more of a hurry!

Largo

June 2nd, 2012
3:07 pm

One thing Pastornicky had going for him was his fast release. He got rid of the ball quickly.

Is this A.L. ball?

June 2nd, 2012
3:10 pm

Ain’t gonna matter if your pitchers keep giving up 7 plus runs EVERY game

Jinxo1964

June 2nd, 2012
3:20 pm

I hate it for Pastornicky. He seems like a good kid with a lot of potential. He comes from a great baseball family; I knew his dad when he was in the Royals system in the 80’s — great guy and a hard-nosed player. I hope he’s back with the big club soon.

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