Atlanta Braves shortstop Jack Wilson will be out four to six weeks and will likely miss the first two weeks of the regular season after he strained his calf while working out with Tyler Pastornicky in California.
Wilson, who was using crutches Friday at camp in Florida, strained his calf while running sprints at his California home with Pastornicky, whom he had invited to workout for five days before Spring Training.
"It's one of those things that you need to make sure it's gone before you come back," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "If you try to come back too early, it can nag you for a long time."
Wilson's new found gimpiness gives Josh Wilson and Drew Sutton an opportunity to compete for an Opening Day roster spot. Both have Major League experience and infield versatility and are non-roster invitees.
Wilson was acquired by and spent the last month of the season with the Braves before re-signing in January with the knowledge that he will backup Pastornicky.Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Jack Wilson, MLB, Tyler Pastornicky