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Braves Call LaStella Up Pastornicky Optioned Out

The Atlanta Braves have promoted second base prospect Tommy LaStella from their Triple-A Gwinnett farm club and sent utility man Tyler Pastornicky down.

Pastornicky had been given a shot to take over the second base job, but had been plagued with fielding mistakes.

The left-handed hitting LaStella is the contact type hitter that the Atlanta Braves line-up sorely lacks.  LaStella was hitting .293 at Gwinnett with a .384 on-base-percentage in 47 games.  He had eight extra base hits and 23 RBIs.

LaStella has a career .322 average and .407 on-base-percentage in his minor league career.  He has only 102 strikeouts and 136 walks in 1,196 plate appearances.

Seeing a player in an Atlanta Braves uniform that isn’t gunning for the fences with every swing is going to be a strange sight for Braves’ fans.

  • JaxFalconDogs Fan

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