Paul Janish signs 1-year contract with Braves

Mike McGinnis

The utility infielder will be back with the Braves next season.

The Atlanta Braves and Paul Janish avoided arbitration with a one-year deal. The agreement was actually made earlier this offseason, but was not announced until Monday at the Winter Meetings in Nashville, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Janish was acquired from the Cincinnati Reds last season, after the Braves became thin at shortstop. In 167 at-bats with Atlanta last season he hit .186 with 9 RBI.

For his career, Janish has hit .216 with seven home runs in five big league seasons.

Janish, who turned 30 in October, played primarily shortstop with the Braves last season, but played second base and third base with Cincinnati prior to the trade.

A slick fielder, Janish made just two errors in 55 games for Atlanta last season.

He is expected to back up Andrelton Simmons at shortstop, Dan Uggla at second base and whoever takes over for Chipper Jones at third base.

In This Article

Teams
Players

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.