So it’s come to this.

The Braves re-signed Wilson, picked up in a late-season trade last year, to be their primary infield backup even knowing that there was a good chance that with an untested rookie at shortstop that backup could become the regular, and that Wilson can’t hit. Wilson had a couple of good years in the middle of the last decade, but he’s 34 years old, has a career line of .266/.307/.368 (and .250/.285/.329 over the last three seasons) and is no longer the (superb) defensive player he used to be. The difference between Wilson and late-period Rafael Belliard is not great. He’s a serious minus player unless his glove bounces back to being a big plus; last year it was average.

Jack Wilson Statistics and History –