Paul Janish SS BAL 14 Hrs

Janish (elbow) is taking ground balls daily and he is targeting game action on March 20 or 21, MASN Sports reports.

If Janish can meet his March 20 or 21 deadline, he should be in good shape to be healthy for Opening Day. Still, there is a strong likelihood that Janish will serve as organizational depth even when healthy.

Paul Janish SS BAL 3 Days

Janish (elbow) will take ground balls Tuesday, MASN Sports reports.

It looks like there is a 50/50 chance Janish will be ready for Opening Day, if he can make the roster. He would need to overcome Ryan Flaherty and Jayson Nix, which does not seem likely considering Janish has a best case scenario of playing in just a couple spring training games. Tuesday will mark Janish's first baseball activities as he recovers from elbow surgery two weeks ago.

Paul Janish SS BAL 14 Days

Janish had surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow earlier this week and he will be out six-to-eight weeks, according to MASN Sports.Janish was a deep sleeper candidate to win a utility infield job with the Orioles this spring. He has 431 MLB games to his name, but Janish spent all of 2014 at Triple-A while hitting .268/.323/.359. Janish is known for his glove and not his bat. The Orioles now look at Triple-A as a foregone conclusion if Janish accepts the assignment.

Paul Janish SS BAL 3 Months

Janish signed a minor league contract with the Orioles on Friday that includes an invite to spring training, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Janish started last season in the Rockies organization but struggled and was released. He later signed a minor league deal with the Royals, and finished the season strong, batting .314/.375/.438 with two home runs and 17 RBI at Triple-A Omaha. With J.J. Hardy already solidified at shortstop, Janish's sites will likely be set on a bench spot out of spring training.

Paul Janish SS BAL 8 Months

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.

Paul Janish SS BAL 8 Months

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.

Paul Janish SS BAL 12 Months

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.

Paul Janish SS BAL Nov 07 '79

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.

Paul Janish SS BAL Sep 12 '79

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.

Paul Janish SS BAL Jul 18 '79

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.