Orioles sign three to Minor League deals
BALTIMORE—The Orioles signed a trio of players to Minor League deals on Friday in 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 season 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.
He is a career .214 hitter in the big leagues with seven home runs and 81 RBIs and 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 Draft and owns a career .251/.314/.412 line in eight seasons in the Minors.
Doyle, 29, spent last season in 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.