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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 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

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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

Paul Janish is scheduled to go on the paternity leave list at Triple-A Norfolk.

Janish will be a candidate for playing time at shortstop in Baltimore once he is activated from that leave list, though Manny Machado is expected to handle most of the load. J.J. Hardy was diagnosed Monday with a fracture in his left foot and will likely miss the next 6-8 weeks. Ryan Flaherty will also be joining the O's at some point soon to provide infield depth.
Mon, May 2, 2016 03:02:00 PM

Orioles re-assigned INFs Paul Janish and Steve Tolleson, RHPs Pedro Beato and Todd Redmond, and OF L.J. Hoes to minor league camp.

Janish, a 33-year-old utility infielder, hit .319 with a homer and seven RBI in 54 plate appearances during Grapefruit League play, but was still unable to earn a spot on the O's bench to begin the season. He should get an opportunity with the big league club at some point during the upcoming season.
Fri, Apr 1, 2016 11:34:00 PM

MASN's Roch Kubatko wrote that he's hearing that the Orioles have signed INF Paul Janish to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.

The Orioles non-tendered Janish in early December, but it looks as though they might be bringing him back into the fold. The 33-year-old utility infielder hit .286/.278/.371 with three RBI in 35 at-bats with the big league club during the 2015 campaign. He hasn't seen more than 41 at-bats in the majors since 2012.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 12:25:00 PM

Orioles non-tendered INF Paul Janish.

Janish is now a free agent. He hit .286/.278/.371 with a trio of RBI in 35 major league at-bats in 2015. The veteran infielder will look for a bench utility role elsewhere now that the Orioles have let him walk.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 07:45:00 PM

Paul Janish entered as an injury replacement and went 2-for-3 in a losing effort against the Royals on Thursday.

The utility infielder was called up earlier in the week to provide depth with J.J. Hardy on the disabled list. He isn't expected to see enough action to become fantasy relevant.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 07:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Welington Castillo
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Paul Janish
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Hyun Soo Kim
2Joey Rickard
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Seth Smith
2Anthony Santander
DH1Mark Trumbo
2Trey Mancini
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Tillman
2Kevin Gausman
3Dylan Bundy
4Wade Miley
5Ubaldo Jimenez
Relief Pitcher
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Mychal Givens
5Alec Asher
6Richard Bleier
7Jayson Aquino
8Tyler Wilson