Paul Janish
SS/3B BAL
2 months ago

Janish accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran infielder was outrighted to Triple-A on Tuesday, and he has since chosen to remain with the organization rather than opt out and test the waters as a free agent. He is no longer on the 40-man roster, but he is expected to join Triple-A Norfolk by the end of the weekend. Janish's glove could warrant him a recall later in the season, but it'd likely take a rash of injuries to the left side of Baltimore's infield for that to happen before September.

Paul Janish
SS/3B BAL
2 months ago

Janish has been outrighted to Triple-A as the Orioles recalled right-hander Oliver Drake from Norfolk.

EDGE Analysis

Janish has cleared waivers and has three days to decide if he will play for Triple-A Norfolk. The 33-year-old has not made an impact with his limited playing time, hitting a measly .194 with only one extra-base-hit in 31 at-bats.

Paul Janish
SS/3B BAL
2 months ago

Janish is in the lineup and batting ninth for Monday's game against the Rangers, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Janish is hitting .185/.290/.222 with three runs, but his lack of playing time and opportunity limits his fantasy value greatly.

Paul Janish
SS/3B BAL
3 months ago

Janish is in the lineup and batting ninth for Thursday's game against the Astros, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Janish is just 1-for-11 since being added to the roster and has yet to tally a run or RBI, so his fantasy value is likely to be slim-to-none.

Paul Janish
SS/3B BAL
4 months ago

Janish's contract was purchased from Triple-A Norfolk and he will start at shortstop for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the A's.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Buck Showalter said he did not want to play Manny Machado at shortstop for 18 innings Saturday, so Janish was brought up to help ease the burden. The 33-year-old shortstop was hitting an empty .329 at Triple-A prior to the promotion, but he has a career .216 batting average in 1,242 MLB plate appearances, so there's nothing to see here from a fantasy perspective. He'll bat ninth in the first game Saturday, and should quickly be sent back to Triple-A.

Paul Janish
SS/3B BAL
5 months ago

Janish accepted a minor league assignment with the Orioles on Friday, MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Janish was one of the final cuts after going 15-for-51 this spring. Any team could have added Janish to the 25-man roster before Janish accepted the assignment. He has some opt out clauses this season, so it is possible his defense earns him a position on a big league roster at some point this season.

Paul Janish
SS/3B BAL
8 months ago

Janish agreed to a minor league contract with the Orioles on Tuesday that includes an invite to spring training, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

EDGE Analysis

After being non-tendered by the Orioles in December, Janish will return to the organization on a minor league contract. He provides solid defense up the middle, but as Kubatko notes, Ryan Flaherty will likely serve as the club's utility infielder this season, meaning that Janish will likely start the year at Triple-A Norfolk provided that starting shortstop J.J Hardy remains healthy.

Paul Janish
SS/3B BAL
9 months ago

Janish will not be tendered a contract by the Orioles, Rich Dubroff of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old has been able to hang around for most of the past eight years thanks to his abilities in the field, but his defense at short is starting to slip. Janish is still capable of filling an organizational depth need, but it's possible his time in the majors is up.

Paul Janish
SS/3B BAL
1 year ago

Janish was reassigned to minor league camp Friday, MLB.com reports.

Janish got a late start this spring after undergoing elbow surgery, and only appeared in 10 games with the Orioles. He is expected to serve as the regular shortstop for Triple-A Norfolk.

Paul Janish
SS/3B BAL
1 year ago

Janish (elbow) went 1-for-3 with a single and two RBIs in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game.

Janish played in his third game of spring training and he is 2-for-7 at the plate. The Orioles have spoken highly of him defensively, but there probably is not enough room for him on the MLB roster this spring. He appears set to head to Triple-A.