Janish accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports. The veteran infielder was outrighted to Triple-A on Tuesday, and he has since chosen to remain with the organization rather than opt out and test the waters as a free agent. He is no longer on the 40-man roster, but he is expected to join Triple-A Norfolk by the end of the weekend. Janish's glove could warrant him a recall later in the season, but it'd likely take a rash of injuries to the left side of Baltimore's infield for that to happen before September.
Janish has been outrighted to Triple-A as the Orioles recalled right-hander Oliver Drake from Norfolk. Janish has cleared waivers and has three days to decide if he will play for Triple-A Norfolk. The 33-year-old has not made an impact with his limited playing time, hitting a measly .194 with only one extra-base-hit in 31 at-bats.
Janish is in the lineup and batting ninth for Monday's game against the Rangers, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports. Janish is hitting .185/.290/.222 with three runs, but his lack of playing time and opportunity limits his fantasy value greatly.
Janish is in the lineup and batting ninth for Thursday's game against the Astros, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports. Janish is just 1-for-11 since being added to the roster and has yet to tally a run or RBI, so his fantasy value is likely to be slim-to-none.
Janish's contract was purchased from Triple-A Norfolk and he will start at shortstop for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the A's. Manager Buck Showalter said he did not want to play Manny Machado at shortstop for 18 innings Saturday, so Janish was brought up to help ease the burden. The 33-year-old shortstop was hitting an empty .329 at Triple-A prior to the promotion, but he has a career .216 batting average in 1,242 MLB plate appearances, so there's nothing to see here from a fantasy perspective. He'll bat ninth in the first game Saturday, and should quickly be sent back to Triple-A.
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