Andino went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout in Triple-A New Orleans' 4-2 loss to Iowa on Thursday. Andino had a great spring, batting 10-for-29 for a .345 average and .424 OBP. In 2015, the infielder split time between Somerset in the independent Atlantic League and Santurce in the Puerto Rican Winter League and hit .248 and .263, respectively. Given the 31-year-old's relatively extensive experience in the majors (468 games) and his ability to play multiple positions, he could receive a call up in 2016 if a Marlins infielder goes down with an injury.
The Pirates made several roster moves Tuesday, including optioning Jaff Decker and Jared Hughes to Triple-A Indianapolis. The Pirates also reassigned Robert Andino, Chris Dickerson, Jay Jackson, Michael Martinez , Omir Santos, Daniel Schlereth, Zack Thornton and Adam Wilk to minor-league camp.
Pirates infielder Robert Andino was a late scratch from the team's intrasquad game Tuesday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. There's been no word on why Andino was scratched at this time. Last season, Andino hit .184 in 76 at-bats.
The Pirates re-signed infielder Robert Andino to a minor-league contract Tuesday, which includes an invite to spring training. The Pirates acquired Andino in a trade with the Mariners last July, but Andino was never recalled from the minors.
The Pirates acquired infielder Robert Andino from the Mariners for a player to be named later Wednesday. Andino was outrighted to Triple-A in May, after hitting just .184 with a .490 OPS in 76 at-bats. He will likely serve as depth in the minors for the Pirates.