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Robert Andino | Shortstop

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/25/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Pirates re-signed INF Robert Andino to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Andino was acquired from the Mariners last July and will remain with the organization. The 29-year-old is a .232/.294/.318 career hitter in the majors. Jan 7 - 10:55 AM

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Pirates acquired INF Robert Andino from the Mariners in exchange for a player to be named later.

Andino batted just .184 for the Mariners earlier this season before losing his roster spot. He'll provide minor league depth for the Pirates.
Wed, Jul 31, 2013 09:06:00 PM

Mariners sent INF Robert Andino outright to Triple-A Tacoma.

Andino was designated for assignment last week but has cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. He batted just .184 (14-for-76) with the M's before losing his roster spot.
Fri, May 31, 2013 09:01:00 AM

Mariners designated INF Robert Andino for assignment.

Andino gets the boot after batting just .184 (14-for-76) with a 27/7 K/BB ratio in 29 games. Carlos Triunfel has been promoted from Triple-A Tacoma to replace him on the active roster, but the move could set the wheels in motion for Brad Miller to eventually make his way to the majors.
Fri, May 24, 2013 05:36:00 PM

Mariners manager Eric Wedge said Wednesday that Robert Andino has replaced Brendan Ryan as the team's regular shortstop.

Ryan is arguably the game's best defensive shortstop, but he's hitting .143 (8-for-56) this season and has a .530 OPS dating back to the start of last season. Of course, Andino owns a .233/.294/.321 batting line and a .615 OPS, so it's doubtful he'll be an upgrade. And we know he can't pick it like Ryan. It's an odd move for a team with many more issues, but Andino could be worth a flier in AL-only formats as long as he's getting the opportunity.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 12:50:00 PM

Mariners re-signed INF Robert Andino to a one-year contract.

Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. It was a surprising move to see him non-tendered, so this gives some clarity to the situation. He'll compete with Brendan Ryan for the Mariners' starting shortstop job.
Sat, Dec 1, 2012 12:16:00 AM

Mariners non-tendered INF Robert Andino.

This one comes as a bit of a surprise, as Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik recently commented that Andino would be given a chance to compete for the starting shortstop job.
Sat, Dec 1, 2012 12:07:00 AM

Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said new acquisition Robert Andino will be given a chance to compete for the starting job at shortstop.

Brendan Ryan is the best defensive shortstop in the game, but he hit just .194 with a .555 OPS this season. While Ryan is probably still the favorite for the gig, the M's aren't pigeon-holing Andino as utility guy. "Anybody you bring in, you don't put limitations on," Zduriencik said. "I talked to Robert and he said, 'I've been a shortstop my whole life. I played a lot of second base these last few years, but I'm a shortstop in my heart of hearts.' So I told him to work hard this offseason and then come in and compete for a position. Don't put any limitations on yourself and we won't put any on you. As far as I'm concerned, he's one of our players and will come in and compete for a position."
Wed, Nov 21, 2012 06:38:00 PM

Mariners acquired INF Robert Andino from the Orioles for OF Trayvon Robinson.

Andino batted .211/.283/.305 with seven home runs, 28 RBI and a .588 OPS in 431 plate appearances with the Orioles this season while earning $1.3 million. He's arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter. The Mariners will likely use him as a backup at second base and shortstop.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 01:20:00 PM

Robert Andino is back in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

Andino didn't play Saturday after leaving Friday's game when he was hit in the helmet by a pitch. He's passed concussion tests and is back in there against Felix Doubront and the Red Sox.
Sun, Sep 23, 2012 10:59:00 AM

Robert Andino will undergo one more concussion test before Sunday's game, but maintains hope that he'll be able to return to the lineup for the series finale against the Red Sox.

Early reports stated that Andino passed his baseline concussion test before Saturday's game, but that the Orioles wanted him to rest another game as a precautionary measure. As long as he passes again on Sunday morning, expect him to start at second base.
Sat, Sep 22, 2012 06:16:00 PM

Robert Andino is not in the Orioles' lineup Saturday.

Andino was evaluated for a possible concussion after getting beaned in the helmet during Friday's game. Early reports are that he passed baseline tests, and isn't available as a precautionary measure. Ryan Flaherty is replacing him in the lineup Saturday at second base.
Sat, Sep 22, 2012 12:47:00 PM

Robert Andino experienced a scary moment in Friday's game against the Red Sox, getting beaned in the helmet during his ninth-inning at-bat.

He remained on his feet, but was removed from the game as a precautionary measure. After the game, he went through concussion tests and underwent a CT scan, the results of which should be known on Saturday.
Fri, Sep 21, 2012 11:37:00 PM

Robert Andino went hitless in a third straight game Saturday, dropping his average to .211.

Andino hit .311 during April, but he's at .184 in 282 at-bats since and he's 5-for-43 this month. The Orioles should seriously consider giving more time to either Omar Quintanilla or Steve Tolleson.
Sun, Sep 16, 2012 01:02:00 AM

Orioles activated INF Robert Andino from the 15-day disabled list.

Andino needed only two minor league rehab games. He should serve as the Orioles' primary second baseman down the stretch with Brian Roberts ruled out until 2013.
Tue, Jul 31, 2012 04:02:00 PM

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1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Ike Davis
3Gaby Sanchez
2B1Neil Walker
2Chase d'Arnaud
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Clint Barmes
3B1Josh Harrison
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LF1Starling Marte
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CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Travis Snider
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2Gerrit Cole
3Charlie Morton
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PosRoleName
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2Tony Watson
3Justin Wilson
4Jared Hughes
5John Axford
6Jeanmar Gomez
7Brandon Cumpton
8Stolmy Pimentel
9Casey Sadler
10Bobby LaFromboise
11John Holdzkom
12Vance Worley