Robert Andino SS PIT 10 Months

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.

Robert Andino SS PIT Jul 31 '13

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.

Robert Andino SS PIT May 31 '13

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.

Robert Andino SS PIT May 24 '13

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.

Robert Andino SS PIT May 24 '13

Mariners designated INF Robert Andino for assignment.

The M's finally decided that they couldn't carry two no-hit middle infielder's, as Andino's .184/.253/.237 batting line is even worse than Brendan Ryan's. Andino is versatile, though, so it's possible he could drawn some interest on waivers.

Robert Andino SS PIT Apr 24 '13

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. Still, he could be worth a flier in AL-only formats.

Robert Andino SS PIT Dec 01 '12

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.

Robert Andino SS PIT Nov 21 '12

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."

Robert Andino SS PIT Nov 20 '12

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.

Robert Andino SS PIT Sep 23 '12

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.