Braves acquire Janish from Reds
The Braves have satisfied their need for a shortstop by acquiring Paul Janish from the Reds in exchange for right-handed pitcher Todd Redmond.
With Andrelton Simmons set to miss at least six weeks with a fractured right pinky finger, the Braves have spent the past week attempting to land a shortstop via a trade. Janish provides them a solid defender who showed some flashes of offensive potential.
Janish has batted .237 with a .332 on-base percentage in 49 games with Triple-A Louisville this year. The 29-year-old infielder has not played in the Majors since batting .214 with a .259 on-base percentage and .262 slugging percentage in 114 games with the Reds last year.
In 221 games at the big league level, Janish has batted .221 with a .591 OPS.
The Braves will now have the option to use Janish and Jack Wilson to handle the shortstop position until the sure-handed Simmons returns. Wilson dislocated his right pinky finger on Friday night, but could be cleared to resume playing again within the next few days.
Redmond has gone 6-6 with a 3.58 ERA in 18 starts for Triple-A Gwinnett this year. The 27-year-old right-hander has been stuck at Gwinnett since the start of the 2009 season. He was named Southern League pitcher of the Year after going 13-5 with a 3.82 ERA for Double-A Mississippi in 2008.