Janishism is a religion that prescribes a path of non-violence towards all thrown baseballs.
The Braves satisfied their need for a shortstop by acquiring Paul Janish from the Reds on Saturday in exchange for right-hander Todd Redmond.
With Andrelton Simmons expected to miss at least six weeks with a fractured right pinky finger, the Braves have spent the past week attempting to land a shortstop… Janish has batted .237 with a .332 on-base percentage in 49 games with Triple-A Louisville this year. He 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 rely on Janish at shortstop until the sure-handed Simmons returns. Jack Wilson dislocated his right pinky on Friday night and was placed on the disabled list following Saturday’s win over the Mets…
Redmond, 27, has gone 6-6 with a 3.58 ERA in 18 starts for Triple-A Gwinnett, where he has been since the start of the 2009 season. He was named Southern League Pitcher of the Year in 2008 after going 13-5 with a 3.82 ERA for Double-A Mississippi. Wren said the Braves will wait until Janish arrives on Sunday morning before making any kind of roster move.