Braves release infielder Tyler Pastornicky

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Back in January the Braves dropped Tyler Pastornicky from the 40-man roster and now they’ve released the 25-year-old infielder.

Pastornicky was once lined up to be Atlanta’s starting shortstop, but he hit just .243 with two homers and a .608 OPS in 124 career games for the Braves with similarly underwhelming numbers in the minors.

Andrelton Simmons is obviously entrenched as the Braves’ long-term shortstop now and at best Pastornicky projects as a utility man.