Paul Janish
SS BAL
2 months ago

Janish elected to become a free agent Thursday, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

It had been reported that Janish would remain with the Orioles organization, but he seems to have changed his mind and has elected to become a free agent. Janish spent most of the year at Triple-A Norfolk, where he hit an uninspiring .248/.333/.280 over 76 games. At 34 years old and with a career MLB line of .216/.284/.289, Janish doesn't offer much upside, so he'll likely provide infield depth if a club chooses to sign him.

Paul Janish
SS BAL
2 months ago

Janish cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday, the Baltimore Sun's Eduardo Encina reports.

EDGE Analysis

He could have declined the assignment and elected free agency, but Janish decided to remain in the organization. Look for him to offer organizational infield depth in 2017.

Paul Janish
SS BAL
2 months ago

Janish was designated for assignment Friday.

EDGE Analysis

The Orioles needed room on the 40-man roster after claiming Jed Bradley off waivers, and Janish ended up being the odd man out. The utility infielder split time between Triple-A and the majors in 2016, although he didn't find much success at either level. He'll likely act as organizational depth if he sticks with Baltimore, but there's a decent chance that he could land with a big league club looking for infield depth.

Paul Janish
SS BAL
3 months ago

Janish had his contract selected by the Orioles on Thursday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite his struggles at the plate this season, Janish will get another call to the big leagues in order to provide some depth on the infield. The 33-year-old's playing time will likely be limited with a solid infield already in place.

Paul Janish
SS BAL
3 months ago

Janish is expected to have his contract selected to the major league roster Thursday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Janish has been in the minors since June, but with Steve Pearce now sidelined indefinitely and expanded rosters since the start of September, the Orioles could use an extra bat on the bench. The 33-year-old struggled to get much going at the plate in the big leagues earlier this year, slashing just .194/.286/.226 with only one extra-base hit in 14 games.

Paul Janish
SS BAL
6 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 BAL
6 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 BAL
6 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 BAL
6 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 BAL
7 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.