Paul Janish
SS FA
3 months ago

Janish was granted his release by the Orioles on Monday, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Janish, who planned to retire once the 2017 season was finished, has opted to end his career a bit earlier than expected. Now that his professional career has come to a close, Janish will begin coaching at Rice University.

Paul Janish
SS FA
3 months ago

Janish announced that he will retire after the 2017 season to take a coaching just at Rice University, David Hall of The Virginian-Pilot reports.

EDGE Analysis

A fifth-round draft pick of the Reds in 2004, Janish has enjoyed a 14-year professional career. He's known more for his glove than his bat, as evidenced by the impressive .983 fielding percentage Janish posted over 473 major-league games. The 34-year-old shortstop will hang 'em up to rejoin Rice, where he was a captain on the Owls' 2003 national championship team.

Paul Janish
SS FA
4 months ago

Janish cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran infielder was designated for assignment on Saturday, but he failed to attract any interest while he was exposed to waivers. Janish will continue on with the Orioles organization as an infield depth piece, although his major-league experience could help him head back up to the big leagues later in the season if injuries plague the squad in Baltimore.

Paul Janish
SS FA
5 months ago

Janish was designated for assignment Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Janish certainly hasn't impressed since being being brought up on June 19, recording just four hits in 41 at-bats while serving mainly as a reserve infielder. The Orioles hope to have the 34-year-old sent down to the minors as organizational depth, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun, though he may opt to become a free agent after spending the last three years with the club.

Paul Janish
SS FA
5 months ago

Janish is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Janish had made four consecutive starts at shortstop earlier in the week, but after failing to impress, it seems Ruben Tejada has reemerged as manager Buck Showalter's top option at the position. Neither infielder brings much fantasy upside to the table, but Tejada makes for the more appealing option for the time being while he draws a fourth straight start Sunday.

Paul Janish
SS FA
5 months ago

Janish will start at shortstop and bat ninth Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

It will be the fourth start in a row for Janish, who seems to have leapfrogged Ruben Tejada on the depth chart to become the Orioles' preferred option at shortstop while J.J. Hardy (wrist) is out. Janish brings a capable glove to the middle infield, but his career .214/.282/.286 batting line may make it hard to justify rostering him even in AL-only formats.

Paul Janish
SS FA
5 months 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 FA
6 months 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 FA
6 months 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 FA
6 months 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.