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Monday, August 06, 2012

Even better than advertised

The Braves seem happy with their new shortstop. After Paul Janish got on ESPN with this webgem, his manager had this to say:

The Braves traded for Janish from the Cincinnati Reds mainly for his glove, to fill in while Andrelton Simmons is out with a broken hand. (Simmons is scheduled to get his cast off Friday and is likely two more weeks from returning.) Janish has made all the plays and more since he arrived.

“He’s been everything I’ve expected and beyond my expectations really,” said Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, who said he got good reviews from Triple-A manager Dave Brundage, who’d seen him play for Louisville. “We got a lot of great recommendations about him, but you don’t appreciate the guy until you see him every day. Good baseball head too. He’s in the game. He’s sharp.”

Janish is hitting a bit, too. Broke the game open with a 2-RBI single yesterday, and went 2 for 3 with a double a couple of days ago.

Jack Wilson is on rehab assignment with Gwinnet. Be interesting to see what they do roster-wise when he's ready to return. I'm guessing Pastornicky will be sent down to AAA until rosters expand. Which won't be long.


posted by BubbaFan, 10:14 AM


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