ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves recalled shortstop Tyler Pastornicky from Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday and sent catcher J.C. Boscan back to the minors.
Pastornicky began the season as Atlanta’s starting shortstop, but poor fielding cost him the job when the Braves purchased the contract of Andrelton Simmons from Double-A Mississippi on May 31.
Simmons was placed on the 15-day disabled list this week with a broken right little finger. Jack Wilson started in his spot, Friday but dislocated a joint in his right little finger and left in the fourth inning of Atlanta’s 7-5 win over the New York Mets.
Martin Prado, who moved from left field to take Wilson’s place, started at shortstop on Saturday for the first time since May 4, 2008.
Because the Braves kept Wilson on the active roster, manager Fredi Gonzalez began the game with 24 available players.