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Saturday, July 03, 2010

A sighting, a sighting

Reds Insider, the blog of the Cincinnati Enquirer, has a little interview with Paul Janish.

JANISH WAITS: Reserve infielder Paul Janish continues to wait his next turn. Janish, primarily a shortstop, last played June 25 and last started a game June 21.

“It’s a little frustrating at times, but I knew the role coming into camp,” Janish said. “ When they signed Orlando (Cabrera), he’s a guy that’s going to play nearly every day.”

Janish has made 11 starts this year, with six at shortstop, four at third base and one at second base. He has appeared in 21 of 80 Reds games, with 44 at-bats. He is hitting .227 with a homer and six RBI, and is hitless in his last 10 at-bats.

“ The past month there hasn’t been a whole lot of playing time for me, but things are going so well for the team that it’s a positive environment to be in,” Janish said. “The experience of being in the race throughout the year will be invaluable for my career.”

Janish had 256 at-bats last year, becoming the primary shortstop after the Reds traded Alex Gonzalez to Boston on Aug. 14. Janish hit just .211 last season, one reason the Reds got Cabrera.

“For the time being I’m just trying to stay as prepared as I can,” Janish said. “If somebody goes down, and hopefully that doesn’t happen, I just want to be as ready as I can be.

“At some point in the season, somebody’s going to get banged up and I’ll have to play a week or 10 days in a row. I have to stay ready.”

They're so cute when they're young and full of hope.

However, Janish is playing today. It's a day game against the Cubs, and Janish is starting at SS, batting 8th.


posted by BubbaFan, 10:39 AM


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