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Robert Andino designated for assignment by the Mariners

May 24, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

Erick Aybar, Robert Andino

Not long ago the Mariners benched Brendan Ryan for Robert Andino. Not realizing, it seemed, that while neither of then could hit their way out of a wet paper bag, at least Ryan could flash some serious leather. Someone finally figured that out, however: Andino has been designated for assignment.

Andino was hitting .184/.253/.237 in 85 plate appearances to Ryan’s .191/.264/.236. Given that Andino can play short, second, third and the outfield if need be, there’s still a chance he latches on someplace else as a super sub, however. Depending on your definition of super.


  1. randygnyc - May 24, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    I’d think maybe the Yankees, but Adams looks good at 3rd lately.

    • mikedi33 - May 24, 2013 at 5:43 PM

      Phillies, he would be an upgrade of Michael Martinez as the backup.

  2. macmystery - May 24, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    What’s the corresponding move? Was there another move made? Are they staying with Ryan, or will they bring up one of the two studs they have at shortstop at AAA and AA?

    • okobojicat - May 24, 2013 at 3:42 PM

      Jesus Montero sent down to AAA yesterday. Jesus Sucre coming up to be backup C. Sounds like an infielder will be up from AAA, I’d guess Triunfel as he’s on 40man already.

  3. dowhatifeellike - May 24, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Andino is a bench player at best. There’s not a lot of need out there for a 160lb. guy who can’t hit a curveball.

  4. macmystery - May 24, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    As of about two weeks ago, I saw a stat that showed Mariners shortstops this season had a lower OPS than NL pitchers. Sometimes, change is good.

    • mmason0071 - May 24, 2013 at 7:11 PM

      Wonder if you are allowed to DH for your shortstop instead of your pitcher? King Felix has some power at least.

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