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Orioles notebook: Paul Janish called up, Steve Clevenger placed on paternity list

Orioles notebook: Paul Janish called up, Steve Clevenger placed on paternity list

Paul Janish hadn’t played in a major league game in nearly two years, but shortly after arriving at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday afternoon, he found himself in the Orioles’ starting lineup after the team selected his contract from Triple-A Norfolk earlier in the day. With shortstop J.J. Hardy on the disabled list with a strained left groin, the Orioles summoned the 32-year-old Janish, who has played parts of six seasons in the majors with the Cincinnati Reds and Atlanta Braves, to give the team an additional right-handed bat at shortstop. But Janish’s ticket back to the majors was his exemplary defense. “[I’m] really excited on a lot of different fronts,...

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