The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired Tyler Pastornicky from the Texas Rangers in exchange for cash considerations, the teams announced on Monday. He will join the Phillies Triple-A affiliate in Lehigh Valley.
Pastornicky, 25, was once considered the Braves future shortstop, but that never took hold after Andrelton Simmons showed off his skills at the big league level. Pastornicky was released by the Braves in March and the Rangers scooped him up on a minor league deal. He has posted a .243/.295/.314 with two homers and 15 RBIs in 268 plate appearances in the majors.
Pastornicky can play both short and second and was having a good season at Triple-A Round Rock, hitting a slash of .283/.319/.394 with one home run and 19 RBIs in 214 plate appearances.