Paul Janish Injury: Braves SS expected to return in April

Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

Atlanta Braves shortstop Paul Janish is expected to return from his shoulder surgery on his non-throwing shoulder in April.

Atlanta Braves shortstop Paul Janish is recovering well after shoulder surgery to his left (non-throwing) shoulder and should be ready to return to action in April, according to Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Janish hurt his shoulder while trying to make a diving play back on Sept. 18 against the Miami Marlins. He held off surgery then, hoping that he could play for the Braves if they made a deep run into the playoffs. But after the Braves were eliminated in the wild card game, he had the surgery shortly after. The fact that its his non-throwing shoulder should help in his recovery from surgery.

Janish will be eligible for arbitration this offseason. After being acquired from the Reds in a trade, Janish emerged as a valuable defensive shortstop, despite only hitting for .186 in 55 games with the Braves. He made his biggest mark on the team while Andrelton Simmons was recovering from his own injury.

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