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Paul Janish | Shortstop

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/12/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Paul Janish will be sidelined for the next 6-8 weeks following surgery on his right elbow.
The procedure removed painful bone chips from the veteran infielder's throwing arm. Janish was already doubtful to make the Orioles' Opening Day roster. He'll open the 2015 season on the 15-day disabled list. Feb 19 - 11:59 AM

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

The O's were looking for some shortstop depth and have found it in Janish. The 32-year-old spent all of 2014 at Triple-A with the Rockies and Royals, batting .268/.323/.359.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 03:00:00 PM

Royals signed INF Paul Janish to a minor league contract.

Janish opted out of his minor league contract with the Rockies on Tuesday after hitting just .234/.284/.301 in 67 games. He has a good glove, though, and will give the Royals some organizational depth.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 09:58:00 AM

Paul Janish has elected to become a free agent.

Janish opted out of his minor league contract with the Rockies on Tuesday after going three months without a callup. The 31-year-old infielder has hit just .234/.284/.301 in 67 games this season at the Triple-A level.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 05:04:00 PM

Paul Janish went 3-for-4 with two runs batted in during Wednesday's 8-2 victory over the Rangers.

All three of Janish's hits were singles, one of which drove in a pair of runs in the seventh. A non-roster invitee, Janish is trying to make the club as a back-up infielder.
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 06:17:00 PM

Rockies signed INF Paul Janish to a minor league contract.

Janish received an invite to spring training, where he'll compete for a bench spot. The veteran wears a vacuum as a glove, but he can't hit a lick. He posted a .723 OPS in 2010 with the Reds, but never cracked a .601 mark in any of his five other seasons. The 31-year-old slashed just .171/.222/.220 over 45 plate appearances with the Braves last year.
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 12:17:00 PM

Braves non-tendered INF Paul Janish.

Janish is now a free agent. The 31-year-old hit just .171/.222/.220 over 45 plate appearances with the Braves this year.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 05:06:00 PM

Paul Janish suffered a broken nose during a weight-lifting accident on Friday.

But he isn't in any pain and has been cleared to play through the injury. "It was a freak deal," said Janish. "I’ve had some stitches, but it’s not bad. It doesn’t affect anything so long as I don’t get hit in the nose again." He has not made an appearance yet in the NLDS.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 08:48:00 AM

Paul Janish is expected to serve as the Braves' primary second baseman while Dan Uggla is on the disabled list.

Janish is a very capable defender, but offers little-to-nothing with the bat. Even in the deepest of NL-only formats, he makes for a middling play at best.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 06:42:00 PM

Braves recalled INF Paul Janish from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Janish has batted just .207/.285/.244 this season in the minors, but his glove is his calling card. He'll operate as a utility infielder.
Fri, Jun 21, 2013 01:53:00 PM

Braves activated INF Paul Janish from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Janish, who had offseason shoulder surgery, was hitting .256 (10-for-39) with two doubles and two RBI during his rehab assignment. He'll continue to get regular playing time in the minors for now, but the Braves figure to call him up at some point.
Fri, May 10, 2013 06:41:00 PM

Paul Janish (shoulder) recently strained a side muscle while diving for a ball during his rehab assignment.

He'll resume the assignment at Triple-A Gwinnett soon. Janish is coming back from October shoulder surgery and should return sometime in May.
Wed, May 1, 2013 06:09:00 PM

Paul Janish (shoulder) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Monday night at Triple-A Gwinnett.

Janish is on his way back from October shoulder surgery and will probably spend more than a week playing in minor league games. Once he's healthy, the 30-year-old will serve as a utility infielder for the Braves.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 03:39:00 PM

Braves placed INF Paul Janish on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with a left shoulder injury.

Janish is working his way back from October surgery on his left shoulder. He has begun playing in minor league game and should be ready for a rehab assignment in the early part of April. He'll function as a utility infielder upon his return.
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 08:26:00 PM

Braves and INF Paul Janish avoided arbitration Monday by agreeing to a one-year contract.

The deal was actually struck early this offseason but wasn't announced until Braves officials arrived at the Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday. Janish will serve as a utility infielder in 2013.
Mon, Dec 3, 2012 03:56:00 PM

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