Paul Janish 3B BAL 5 Days

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 3B BAL 5 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 3B BAL 5 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 3B BAL 9 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 3B BAL 10 Months

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 3B BAL 12 Months

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 3B 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.

Paul Janish 3B BAL May 27 '79

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.

Paul Janish 3B BAL Apr 01 '79

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.

Paul Janish 3B BAL Feb 18 '79

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.