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Paul Janish | Shortstop | #34

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/12/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Rice
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 5 (0) / CIN
Contract: view contract details
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Orioles sent INF Paul Janish outright to Triple-A Norfolk.
Janish cleared waivers after being designated for assignment over the weekend. The veteran infielder is just 2-for-26 (.077) at the major league level this season. Jul 11 - 3:33 PM

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Orioles designated INF Paul Janish for assignment.

The Orioles needed to clear a roster spot with Chris Tillman returning from paternity leave, and the 34-year-old infielder was the odd-man out. Janish was just 2-for-26 (.077) in his limited time with the O's. There's a good chance he'll clear waivers and continue to function as organizational infield depth.
Jul 8 - 12:58 PM

Orioles purchased the contract of INF Paul Janish from Triple-A Norfolk.

Janish was removed from the 40-man roster earlier this month but is needed again with J.J. Hardy (wrist) out at least a month. He should see some starts at shortstop but is a defensive-minded, weak-hitting infielder.
Jun 19 - 6:14 PM

Orioles sent INF Paul Janish outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

The O's designated Janish for assignment on Tuesday and he passed through waivers unclaimed. The veteran infielder saw five at-bats with the team this season but did not record a hit in that limited space. He will serve as organizational depth now that he has been moved back down to Triple-A.
Jun 7 - 4:55 PM

Orioles designated INF Paul Janish for assignment.

Janish was 0-for-5 during his short stay with the O's. He'll be replaced on the active roster Tuesday by Ruben Tejada.
Jun 6 - 1:42 PM

Orioles purchased the contract of INF Paul Janish from Triple-A Norfolk.

He's taking Ryan Flaherty's (shoulder) spot on the roster. Janish will back up at several positions.
May 21 - 11:31 AM

Orioles reassigned INF Paul Janish to minor league camp.

Janish appeared in 14 games with the Orioles last season, but he was in camp this spring as a non-roster invitee. The 34-year-old was unable to win a spot on the Opening Day roster.
Mar 28 - 12:43 PM

Orioles signed INF Paul Janish to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Janish elected free agency from the Orioles in October rather than accepting an outright assignment to Triple-A. He hit just .194/.286/.226 in 35 plate appearances with the O's in 2016. He'll compete for a reserve role on the club's Opening Day roster.
Feb 25 - 11:10 AM

Paul Janish has elected to become a free agent.

The original news release said Janish had accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A. The 34-year-old infielder will likely have to settle for a minor league contract this winter after batting .194/.286/.226 over 35 plate appearances with Baltimore in 2016.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 02:19:00 PM

Orioles sent INF Paul Janish outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

Janish was designated for assignment by Baltimore last week. He could have elected free agency, but the veteran infielder will stick with the Orioles and try to win back a roster spot next spring. Janish, 34, is a .216/.284/.289 career hitter at the major league level.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 01:28:00 PM

Orioles designated INF Paul Janish for assignment.

The move frees up a 40-man roster spot for waiver claim Jed Bradley. Janish should clear waivers and can elect free agency if he wants.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 02:43:00 PM

Orioles purchased the contract of INF Paul Janish from Triple-A Norfolk.

The O's decided to add some infield depth. Janish has hit .194/.286/.226 across 35 plate appearances with the big league club this season.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 08:21:00 AM

Paul Janish accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Norfolk.

Janish is just a .216/.284/.289 hitter for his career. And he was hitting even worse than that this season, holding an uneasy .194/.286/.226 triple-slash across 35 plate appearances with the big league club.
Wed, Jun 22, 2016 10:27:00 PM

Orioles sent INF Paul Janish outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

Janish batted .194/.286/.226 in 35 plate appearances with the O's. He is a .216/.284/.289 career hitter.
Tue, Jun 21, 2016 04:38:00 PM

Orioles purchased the contract of INF Paul Janish from Triple-A Norfolk.

He's active an in the O's lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader. He was off to a terrific start at Triple-A, slashing .329/.364/.356 with two RBI in his first 77 plate appearances.
Sat, May 7, 2016 12:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Johnny Giavotella
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Ruben Tejada
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Hyun Soo Kim
2Joey Rickard
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Seth Smith
2Anthony Santander
DH1Mark Trumbo
2Trey Mancini
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Kevin Gausman
3Dylan Bundy
4Wade Miley
5Ubaldo Jimenez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Brad Brach
3Darren O'Day
4Mychal Givens
5Donnie Hart
6Richard Bleier
7Miguel Castro