Exclusive Interview: Robert Andino, Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates have quite a bit of talent in the minor league system, and one of those talented pieces is infielder Robert Andino. He has played at the major league level a decent amount, and has been a big part of the Pirates’ Triple-A affiliate Indianapolis Indians this season. So far this season, he has recorded a .205 batting average to go along with five home runs...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

News and notes

The Pirates still haven’t made any significant moves lately, but there’s been a fair amount of Bucco news early this week: For the first time ever, PNC Park will host an ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game this season – May 11 vs the Cards at 8:05. This more of an interesting note than a legitimately big deal, but it is nice to see the Bucs finally get one of those. They made...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Notes: Pittsburgh re-signs Robert Andino to a minor league contract

The face behind the "Curse of the Andino" will be taking his talents to Florida this spring, as the Pittsburgh Pirates announced they have reached an agreement with infielder Robert Andino on a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.The #Pirates have signed INF Robert Andino to a minor league contract, which includes an invite to Major League spring training...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates sign Andino to minor league deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed infielder Robert Andino to a minor league contract, which also includes an invitation to Major League spring training as a non-roster player.
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Acquire Pitcher Doug Mathis From the Marlins

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired right handed pitcher Doug Mathis from the Marlins for a PTBNL or cash. Mathis has spent parts of three seasons in the majors, combining for a 4.84 ERA in 87.1 innings, with a 4.5 K/9 and a 3.6 BB/9. His last season in the majors was in 2010 at the age of 27. This year he has been pitching in Triple-A, with a 3.85 ERA in 114.2 innings, along with...
Via Pirates Prospects
August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Did the Pirates Dodge a Bullet at the Deadline?

The Pirates, like a lot of other teams around the league, didn’t make a move at the deadline. Well, unless you count the addition of Robert Andino, which technically came during the waiver trading period (Andino wasn’t on a 40-man roster, so he could be dealt any time). After the trade deadline had passed, Neal Huntington met with the media. James Santelli has a breakdown of...
Via Pirates Prospects
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Robert Andino

ROBERT ANDINO SHORTSTOP Born: April 25, 1984 Height: 6’0″ Weight: 195 Bats: Right Throws: Right Drafted: 2nd Round, 52nd Overall, 2002 (Marlins) How Acquired: Trade from Mariners (for PTBNL) High School: Miami (FL) Southridge Sr HS Agents: Bill Moore, Michael Maulini WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES Andino was well regarded when the Marlins drafted him...
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August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Acquire Infielder Robert Andino From Mariners

The Pirates made one trade today, acquiring infielder Robert Andino from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later, first reported by Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune. Andino, 29, has played mostly in Triple-A this season, recording a .229 average and .281 on-base percentage for the Tacoma Rainiers. He has played nine Major League seasons for the Florida Marlins...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

DMV: Baltimore Stars As Walk-Off City

Who needs a homerun: Crush Davis blooper gives O’s walk-off win. [BS] Ever since Robert Andino, the Birds have been hurting the Red Sox. [BG] Ross Detwiler returns from a DL stint, guides the Nats to a win. [WP] More good news: Stras looked fine in ‘pen, should start Sunday. [CSNW] Making in-game experience worse, NFL won’t let women bring purses. [SI] Skins rookie safety Phillip...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Outright Robert Andino To Tacoma

The Seattle Mariners have outrighted short stop Robert Andino to their Triple-A Tacoma farm club after he cleared waivers following his designation for assignment a few days back. Battling a cold bat all season long, he batted a mere .184 in 76 at bats for the Mariners this season. Short stop is a pretty weak position, so to go unclaimed shows you just what major league organizations...
Via FF Locker Room
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners DFA Robert Andino; Will Mets Show Interest?

MLB Trade Rumors  is reporting that the Seattle Mariners have designated middle-infielder Robert Andino for assignment. The 29-year-old hit .184/.253/.237 for the M’s this season but has always been a plus defender despite his lackluster offense. Andino had a career year in 2011 with the Baltimore Orioles as he posted a .263/.327/.344 line with 22 doubles en route to earning a...
Via Around Citi
May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Andino to be DFAd to clear 40-man spot for Sucre, Triunfel added

Hot News for SS Robert Andino
May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

What should the Mariners do about the 9 spot?

NL style in the AL There is something of an uprising starting to rumble in the ranks of the diehard Mariners Nation. Why is it that we continue to field not one, but two short stops at our professional level who are hitting sub .200 when there is a more than capable guy at Tacoma? I have come up with two conclusions. #1, Jack Z can’t admit when he is wrong. #2, Eric Wedge is more...
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May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Yankees run low on pitchers, call upon infielder to take mound

Your browser does not support iframes.The New York Yankees have been absolutely decimated by injuries this season. Yet, somehow they have managed to stay afloat the competitive American League East.But on Wednesday they suffered a crushing, 12-2, defeat to the Seattle Mariners at home. An early exit by starting pitcher Phil Hughes (0.2 IP) put an already exhausted bullpen in duress...
Via Bush League Chronicle
May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 189: Should Chad Billingsley Have Had Surgery Sooner?/Brendan Ryan, Robert Andino, and the Mariners by Ben Lindbergh and Paul Sporer

Ben and Paul talk to Corey Dawkins about Chad Billingsley`s elbow, then discuss the Mariners` decision to start Robert Andino over Brendan Ryan and the state of Seattle`s organization.
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB Team Previews: Seattle Mariners

Key Additions SIGNED/RESIGNED: Oliver Perez (P), Jason Bay (OF), Raul Ibanez (OF/DH), Kelly Shppach (C), Felix Hernandez (P),  Joe Saunders (P)  TRADED FOR: Robert Andino (2B), Kendry Morales (1B/DH), Michael Morse (OF)  Key Losses Miguel Olivo (C), Chone Figgins (3B), Trayvon Robinson (OF), Jason Vargas (P),...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Athletics 7, Mariners 3

Chris Young made his debut in left field, Jed Lowrie hit a two-run homer, and the Oakland Athletics beat a Seattle Mariners split-squad 7-3 on Thursday. Tommy Milone pitched three scoreless innings for the A's, who have won four of their last five. Robert Andino hit a home run for the Mariners, who had a 10-game winning streak snapped Wednesday. Kendrys Morales added two hits...
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March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Offseason Options

The Seattle Mariners and their general manager, Jack Zduriencik, are making leaps and bounds in progress over this 2012-13 offseason.  For starts, the Mariners picked up additional middle infield talent (see: in Robert Andino and in the Triple-A portion of the Winter Meetings, we selected 2nd baseman Eric Ferris from the Brewers. Our middle infield starters...
Via Oregon Sports News
January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Total Run Index Series: Baltimore Orioles

Dan Duquette certainly does not have the reputation as being a seamhead (like many of the newer GMs in baseball) but he certainly didn’t get to where he is by being a fool. The Oakland Athletics and Baltimore Orioles ascended beyond what anyone expected. Certainly both organizations understand that there was some good fortune involved. In the Orioles case, they had an ungodly record...
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners’ early off season moves

Baseball’s winter meetings are here, a time where there is a lot of trades and free agent movement.  Mariners’ fans are hoping one of the big players this week will be the Seattle Mariners.  Having been passed by the Rangers, Angels, and A’s in the A.L. West, the team needs to improve their roster to catch back up.  Even though Seattle’s record improved this season to...
December 03, 2012  |  1 Comment

The Oncoming Storm: Part One

The weather is getting colder and we in Baltimore are staring down December awaiting snow, the Mayan apocalypse and the approach of Nimburu; although only one of those is likely to happen. And if that opening sentence wasn’t evidence enough the offseason has been rather boring so far for the Orioles. Yes, they picked up Alexi Casilla and traded Robert Andino but the electrons that...
Via Oriole Post
November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

What the Mariners can expect from the Robert Andino move

Set the bar low There are a few things in life that I feel deserve low expectations:  Action movies that come out in January, Middle East peace talks and Robert Andino.  Looking over the stats it is not difficult to anticipate a batting average in the low two hundreds and subpar defense for the Mariners in 2013. Anything above that is a bonus.  However if you are feeling that...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
November 24, 2012  |  1 Comment

O's Trade Robert Andino For Trayvon Robinson

"Given Robert Andino's down 2012, I suggested the Orioles might want to look elsewhere for a starting second baseman for 2013 if they wanted to be competitive again. When the O's picked up Alexi Casilla, the writing was kind of on the wall Andino wasn't going to be getting a starting job with the team next season. And now, as it turns it, he won't be getting...
Via Camden Crazies
November 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Andino Traded...

Evening everyone. I’ve not been hearing much on the market concerning the Orioles and free agency as of yet, despite murmurs of them being interested in a number of players. However, today, the Orioles made a trade. It saddened me as a fan to read the details a while ago, but the deal they made was prudent and hard to argue with. From the Baltimore Orioles: The Orioles...
Via Oriole Post
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

*My* Seattle Mariners 2012-2013 off-season to do list

Big bats needed It’s the time of year for every Mariners fan to become the fantasy GM for their favorite team. I know that this is something I do every year, and my ideas never even come close to whomever is sitting in that position at the time. This year my thoughts may be a little on the outside of most Mariners fans, but at the same time, I honestly believe this is whats best...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
November 20, 2012  |  1 Comment
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