Janish starts at short with Renteria out

Janish starts at short with Renteria out

WASHINGTON -- A strained left groin suffered during Tuesday's game left Reds shortstop Edgar Renteria unavailable and Paul Janish starting on Wednesday. And it also posed a potential issue for manager Dusty Baker.

Who plays shortstop if something happens to Janish?

"Oh. That's a real tough one. I don't know at this point," Baker said. "[Todd] Frazier has played some shortstop, but not very much. [Miguel] Cairo has played some, but not very much recently. It's a tough question. I hope I don't get that."

Frazier was drafted as a shortstop but has not played there since 2008 at the Class A level. Cairo has 55 career games at shortstop, but logged all of one inning there in 2010 and none this year. Second baseman Brandon Phillips, himself a former shortstop, was not viewed as an option to move over.

"You don't want everybody out of position," Baker said.

As for Renteria, he remains day to day. He was injured running to second base on a seventh-inning double in Tuesday's 6-4 loss to Washington.

"He's kind of in the same position he was at the end of the game yesterday," Baker said. "You just go with who we've got."