The move opens a 40-man roster spot for catcher Jesus Sucre, who replaces Jesus Montero. Andino hit .184/.253/.237 in 76 at-bats with Seattle.
Mariners keeping Robert Andino for now
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3:43 pm ET)Contrary to previous reports, the Mariners will not designate Robert Andino for assignment, the Seattle Times reports. The Mariners need to clear a roster spot for incoming catcher Jesus Sucre, but the newspaper reports a minor leaguer will be waived to open a spot as opposed to Andino.
Mariners waive Robert Andino
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3:20 pm ET) The Mariners have waived infielder Robert Andino, FanGraphs reports.
Andino was hitting a brutal .184/.253/.237 (41 OPS+) in 76 at-bats. The move opens up a 40-man roster spot for new catcher callup Jesus Sucre.
Mariners going with tandem at shortstop
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Mariners manager Eric Wedge wanted to make it clear that he did not bench shortstop Brendan Ryan, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.
"Regardless of what has been written, I didn’t bench (Ryan)," Wedge said. "I said Andino is going to play more and we’re going to take it day to day, week to week and month to month and see what happens."
Ryan has started the last two games after Robert Andino saw two starts at short. It looks like they'll be rotated as the position continues to be evaluated. Ryan is batting .148 over 61 at-bats with three RBI and 15 strikeouts. Andino has seen 40 at-bats and is hitting .200 with two RBI and 14 Ks.
"I’m going to take it day-by-day, week-by-week and month-by-month, quite frankly," Wedge said, per MLB.com. "I’m going to give Robert a chance to play and see where he takes it. I like what I saw with his work and his approach this spring. I don’t feel it’s been as good in-season, but it’s been a little better here the last week in the cage. It’s an opportunity for Andino to go out and take it."
Wedge said he's open to Ryan reclaiming the starting job, but he's needs to show a permanent improvement in his hitting approach. Ryan is batting .143 in 2013 and is a career .241 hitter.
"We stuck with him last year because we felt we’d give him every opportunity," Wedge said. "And quite frankly, we had an opportunity to give him every opportunity, if that makes any sense. But you can’t expect change by doing the same thing every day. You have to change your habits and the way you go about doing things. It’s as simple as that. We’re going to give him a chance to work with [hitting coach] Dave Hansen and take a step back, hopefully to take two steps forward. It’s up to him."
Mariners turn to Robert Andino as starting shortstop
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/24/2013) Mariners manager Eric Wedge made the announcement Wednesday longtime starting shortstop Brendan Ryan has been replaced in the starting lineup by Robert Andino.
Andino made his fourth start of the season at shortstop Wednesday at Houston. He's batting .161 (5 for 31) through 11 games. Andino's career slash line is .233/.294/.321/.615.
Robert Andino doubles for first 2013 hit
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) Mariners infielder Robert Andino recorded his first hit of the season in Sunday's series finale against the White Sox. He hit a ground-rule double in the seventh inning and finished 1 for 4 in a 4-3 loss.
Andino is just 1 for 10 (.100) in four games.
Robert Andino makes roster as backup infielder
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013)Robert Andino has made the opening day roster for the Mariners and will serve as a reserve infielder to begin the year.
Andino batted .327 with one homer, eight RBI and a .455 slugging percentage in 18 Cactus League games.
The 28-year-old is a career .235 hitter but set a personal high with his seven home runs in 384 at-bats for the Orioles last season.
Andino to get some early looks
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (2/22/2013) With second baseman Dustin Ackley and shortstop Brendan Ryan both ruled out for the first three Cactus League games this weekend, Mariners infielder Robert Andino will earn the opportunity to make an early impression right off the bat. "Everybody is going to get a lot of work," manager Eric Wedge said. "But I've been very impressed with Robert on both sides of the ball. I've been impressed with how he's moved around in the infield."