Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:54:52 -0800
Colorado Rockies minor league manager Glenallen Hill pointed out that 2B Josh Rutledge is more successful at the plate when he hits with his hands lower during their time working together in 2013. "He came up to me and told me when I was hitting well, my hands were lower," Rutledge said. "I started to feel better after that. Glenallen helped me a lot, and gave me at-bats and a chance to have success." Rutledge will compete with OF Charlie Culberson and SS Paul Janish for roster spots this spring.
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:40:45 -0800
The Colorado Rockies signed free-agent SS Paul Janish (Braves) to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training Monday, Jan. 27.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:02:57 -0800
The Atlanta Braves agreed to an undisclosed one-year deal with SS Ramiro Pena to avoid arbitration Monday, Dec. 2. They declined to tender contracts to SS Paul Janish, 2B Elliot Johnson and RP Cristhian Martinez, making them free agents.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:18:05 -0700
Atlanta Braves SS Tyler Pastornicky (knee) will miss the rest of the year and will have surgery to fix a torn anterior cruciate ligament Monday, Aug. 19. Pastornicky tore the ligament in his knee after he crashed into OF Jason Heyward Wednesday, Aug. 14, attempting to catch a fly ball. INF Phil Gosselin is being called up from Triple-A Gwinnett. Gosselin hit .277 with two home runs and 11 RBIs in the minors.
Fantasy Tip: Pastornicky was filling in for Dan Uggla (Lasik eye surgery) at second base. Now, that task will fall to some combination of Paul Janish and Gosselin. Nothing really worth pursuing unless you're desperate for a middle infielder in NL-only leagues.
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 12:23:00 -0700
The Atlanta Braves placed 2B Dan Uggla (eye) on the 15-day disabled list due to eye surgery Tuesday, Aug. 13, and recalled SS Tyler Pastornicky from Triple-A Gwinnett in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Pastornicky and Paul Janish could split time at second base with Uggla sidelined, but they should only be considered in NL-only leagues for now. Uggla was hitting under .200, although he has 21 home runs.
Sat, 22 Jun 2013 11:55:50 -0700
The Atlanta Braves have placed INF Ramiro Pena (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right shoulder. The move is retroactive to Monday, June 17. To fill Pena's spot on the 25-man roster, INF Paul Janish has been recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett.
Fri, 10 May 2013 15:22:34 -0700
The Atlanta Braves activated SS Paul Janish (side, shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 10, and optioned him to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Fantasy Tip: The only way Janish realistically will be called up and see frequent playing time in Atlanta is if Andrelton Simmons is injured and goes on the disabled list.
Wed, 01 May 2013 14:37:30 -0700
Atlanta Braves SS Paul Janish (side, shoulder) strained a side muscle diving for a ball on his rehab assignment, and he'll start another rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett soon.
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:34:17 -0700
Atlanta Braves SS Paul Janish (shoulder) will start his rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett Monday, April 15.
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 16:27:48 -0700
Atlanta Braves C Brian McCann (shoulder) and SS Paul Janish (shoulder) will continue playing in extended spring training Thursday, April 4, and both players are only permitted to hit in games. McCann will hit and catch bullpens while he increases his throwing program, but he won't be cleared for full action until April 16. There is no timetable for his return from the disabled list. Janish will be cleared to play sooner than McCann, and Janish will play shortstop for Triple-A Gwinnett when he returns from the DL.
Fantasy Tip: McCann probably won't be back playing for the Braves until next month if he won't even be cleared to play in full minor league games until halfway through this month. Still, he wasn't a bad gamble as a second catcher in two-catcher leagues. If he's fully healthy, he provides fantasy owners with power that not many other catchers can match.