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Royals sign Janish to Minor League contract

CLEVELAND -- Infielder Paul Janish, who has played six years in the Majors, has been signed by the Royals and is playing for Triple-A Omaha.

Janish, 31, spent four years with the Reds and two with the Braves primarily as a backup, and batted .214 in a total of 431 games. He was released by the Rockies on Tuesday after batting .234 in 67 games for Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The Royals also announced that infielder Pedro Ciriaco had accepted an outright assignment to Omaha. He was designated for assignment last Monday and had cleared waivers.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for
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