From the DDN
Paul Janish and the Dayton Dragons received bad news Monday morning when Dr. Tim Kremchek of the Reds discovered a tear in the shortstop’s right elbow, necessitating Tommy John surgery, which will take place Wednesday morning in Dr. Kremchek’s northern Cincinnati facility.
“I was pretty bummed out when he told me,” said Janish, the Reds’ No. 5 draft pick last summer and ranked the 10th best prospect in the organization by Baseball America.
Janish hurt his elbow Sunday when Burlington first baseman Rusty Brown had to tag Janish when a throw went wide of the bag. Janish was knocked off his feet and caught his fall by placing his right hand on the ground. He tried one practice throw when he went into the field and couldn’t continue.
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.