Janish among three to sign Minor League deals
Orioles also add outfielder Latimore, right-hander Doyle
BALTIMORE -- The Orioles signed a trio of players to Minor League deals on Friday, acquiring infielder Paul Janish, outfielder Quincy Latimore and right-handed pitcher Terry Doyle.
Janish, 32, is an excellent defender and has played shortstop, second base and third base in parts of six seasons in the Majors for Cincinnati and Atlanta. He signed a Minor League deal with the Rockies in February but opted out of his deal mid-season and signed with the Royals' organization, where he played for Triple-A Omaha.
Janish is a career .214 hitter in the big leagues with seven home runs and 81 RBIs, and he has committed only 22 errors in 344 games played. His signing includes an invite to Major League Spring Training.
Latimore, 25, spent last season with Double-A Harrisburg as part of the Nationals' organization. He was a fourth-round pick by Pittsburgh in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft and owns a career .251/.314/.412 line in eight seasons in the Minors.
Doyle, 29, spent last season with the White Sox and Braves' organizations. He went 4-4 with a 5.93 ERA in eight starts at Double-A Birmingham (Chicago), 1-0 with a 2.79 ERA in five relief appearances at Double-A Mississippi (Atlanta) and 4-4 with a 2.93 ERA in 23 games (seven starts) for the Braves' Triple-A Gwinnett team.