Braves Agree to Terms with Jack Wilson on a One-Year Deal

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves announced today that they have agreed to terms with free-agent infielder Jack Wilson on a one-year contract for the 2012 season.  Financial terms of the deal were not announced. 

Wilson, 34, owns a .266 career batting average with 242 doubles, 61 home runs and 422 RBI. Wilson, who will begin his 12th major league season, returns to the Braves after joining Atlanta last season in an August trade with Seattle. Wilson spent eight-plus seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2001-2009 and parts of the last three years (2009-2011) with the Mariners.

The versatile infielder batted  .243 (52-for-214) and made 61 starts last season, including 38 at second base, 21 at shortstop and two at third base.

JACK WILSON’S CAREER BATTING RECORD

YEAR TEAM-LG              G         AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB   SO   AVG   OBP   SLG

2001 Pittsburgh - NL    108        390   44  87  17   1   3   25   16   70  .223  .255  .295

2002 Pittsburgh - NL    147        527   77  133 22   4   4   47   37   74  .252  .306  .332

2003 Pittsburgh - NL    150        558   58  143 21   3   9   62   36   74  .256  .303  .353

2004 Pittsburgh - NL    157        652   82  201 41  12  11   59   26   71  .308  .335  .459

2005 Pittsburgh - NL    158        587   60  151 24   7   8   52   31   58  .257  .299  .363

2006 Pittsburgh - NL    142        543   70  148 27   1   8   35   33   65  .273  .316  .370

2007 Pittsburgh - NL    135        477   67  141 29   2  12   56   38   46  .296  .350  .440

2008 Pittsburgh - NL    87         305   24  83  18   1   1   22   13   27  .272  .312  .348

2009 Totals             106         373   37   95 23   1   5   39   21   48  .255  .292  .362

2009 Pittsburgh - NL    75         266   26  71  18   1   4   31   15   31  .267  .304  .387

2009 Seattle - AL        31         107   11  24   5   0   1    8    6   17  .224  .263  .299

2010 Seattle - AL        61         193   17  48  11   1   0   14    7   35  .249  .282  .316

2011 Totals             79         214   25  52   9  0   0   11  10   39  .243  .274  .285

2011 Seattle - AL        62         173   22  43   8   0   0   11    9   27  .249  .283  .295

2011 Atlanta – NL       17        41    3   9   1   0   0    0    1   12  .220  .238  .244 

MAJOR LEAGUE TOTALS     1330        4819  561 1282 242 33  61  422  268  607 .266  .307  .368