Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
Well, color me baffled. Though there seems to be a widespread belief that Paul Janish has been sent down, there has been no official announcement yet. While the other players sent down are now listed on the AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox roster, Janish is not. He's still on the Rockies non roster invite list.
Thomas Harding of MLB.com said in an earlier article that Janish's contract allows him to opt out at the start of the season if he's not on the Rockies roster on opening day. But Denver Post beat writer Troy Renck said Janish's opt-out date isn't until July 1.
Harding still seems to believe Janish can opt out now. He wrote this article yesterday:
Janish, a non-roster invitee, could end up on a Major League roster to start the regular season. Several teams are looking for a utility man who can play the middle positions, and Janish has done just that in the past three seasons with the Reds and Braves, at times starting.
Maybe Harding doesn't know what he's talking about, but the fact that there's been no official announcement about Janish's fate makes you wonder. Is Janish looking around for a better offer? Is a trade in the works? Seems like there must be something going on.
Then there's this. Not sure how reliable Chris Cotillo is:
Source: #Rockies will not be adding Paul Janish to 40-man roster. Other teams have 48-hr window to add him to their Opening Day roster.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) March 27, 2014
It's pretty tough to find a roster spot this late in spring training, so even if he can opt out, he may not find a taker.
Janish is not in the lineup tonight, and not even listed as available off the bench. Which is what you would expect if he were looking around for another team.
I would love to see him back with Cincinnati. They need a backup infielder.
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