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Janish, Washington clear waivers, Orioles send them to Norfolk

Shortstop Paul Janish and first baseman-outfielder David Washington have cleared waivers and been assigned outright to Triple-A Norfolk, the Orioles announced Tuesday.

Washington was designated for assignment July 6 to make room on the 40-man roster for second baseman Johnny Giavotella. In three games with the Orioles, Washington went 0-for-6 with five strikeouts.

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He was signed as a free agent from the St. Louis Cardinals in the offseason.

Janish was designated for assignment July 8 to make room on the 25-man roster to reinstate right-hander Chris Tillman from the three-day paternity list.

Known for his defense, Janish was hitting just .077, going 2-for-26 in 14 big league games this year. He was hitless in 12 at-bats over his past five games before being designated.

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