Paul Janish
SS BAL
6 days ago

Janish had his contract purchased from Triple-A Norfolk on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

With JJ Hardy expected to miss an extended period of time while recovering from a fractured wrist, Janish was added to the Orioles to provide some infield depth. He failed to collect a hit (0-for-5) in three games with the big club earlier in the year before being designated for assignment.

Paul Janish
SS BAL
3 weeks ago

Janish was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

After the Orioles designated him for assignment earlier this week, Janish went unclaimed off waivers and will stick around in the organization. He could resurface with the big club if the Orioles should have a need for a utility infielder down the road.

Paul Janish
SS BAL
3 weeks ago

Janish was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Tuesday, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

His tenure on the roster lasted just over two weeks, and Janish logged all of five plate appearances during that span. The O's acquired an upgrade in Ruben Tejada from the Yankees over the weekend -- they are looking to buy more time until Ryan Flaherty (shoulder) slots back in as their utility infielder. Janish may be done in the major leagues.

Paul Janish
SS BAL
1 month ago

Janish had his contract selected by the Orioles and is playing shortstop and batting ninth during Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

With infielder Ryan Flaherty being placed on the disabled list Sunday, the Orioles have decided to bring Paul Janish aboard. The 34-year-old was slashing .255/.364/.378 over 118 plate appearances with Triple-A Norfolk this season. Though he's drawn the start Sunday, Janish will likely provide infield depth for the Orioles in Flaherty's absence moving forward.

Paul Janish
SS BAL
3 months ago

Janish was reassigned to minor league camp on Tuesday, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was predictably beaten out by Ryan Flaherty for the utility infield role, and will serve as organizational depth at Triple-A to start the season.

Paul Janish
SS BAL
4 months ago

Janish signed a minor league contract with the Orioles on Saturday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The infielder returns to Baltimore after playing 14 games with the club in each of the past two seasons. Janish hit just .194 in 35 major league plate appearances last season, while slashing .248/.333/.280 over 76 games with Triple-A Norfolk. The veteran will report to spring training immediately, but he's a long shot to make the roster and seems destined to be organizational depth.

Paul Janish
SS BAL
8 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
8 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
9 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
9 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.