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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Janish got calls from Baker and Jocketty

Reds beat writer John Fay talked to Paul Janish about the Renteria signing.

Paul Janish heard the rumors before it happened. When the Reds signed veteran shortstop Edgar Renteria, it was widely assumed that it was to be the starter, thus dropping Janish to No. 2 on the depth chart.

So when Dusty Baker and Walt Jocketty called Janish to say that wasn’t the case, it meant a lot.

“It was pretty re-assuring,” Janish said. “Mentally, you can help but wonder. So it was a pretty big deal that they called. I know the job is at least mine to lose. I’m pretty fired up about being in more than the utility role.”

If he hits as well as he did last year, I think the Reds would happily take it, along with his defense in a demanding position.


posted by BubbaFan, 7:26 PM


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