Rangers sign Tyler Pastornicky to minor league deal

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Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Rangers have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with infielder Tyler Pastornicky.

Pastornicky was released by the Braves this past Thursday. He started at shortstop and second base for the Braves at one point, but the 25-year-old has produced an ugly .243/.295/.314 batting line in 268 career major league plate appearances.

Pastornicky will function as organizational middle infield depth for the Rangers this season. His contract does not include an invitation to major league camp.