Paul Janish joined Brian McCann on the list of Atlanta Braves players who needed shoulder surgery this offseason. The operation was to his left, non-throwing shoulder, and he should ready to go by April, ajc.com reports.
Janish has a history of shoulder subluxations, but he dislocated he shoulder severely enough on Sept. 18 that he had to have it manipulated back into place. He postponed surgery with the hope of rehabilitating the shoulder if the Braves made a playoff run, but he went ahead with the procedure after they were knocked out by the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Wild Card play-in game.
The fortunate part for Janish is that even though he had torn his labrum, the injury involved his non-throwing shoulder, which will shorten his recovery time.
Valued mainly for his glove, Janish filled in well for Andrelton Simmons at shortstop for two months, and he hit .187 over 55 games.
Janish made $850,000 last season and is eligible for arbitration for the first time this winter.
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