Andreoli was claimed off waivers by the Rangers on Tuesday.
Andreoli bounced between Seattle and Baltimore in 2018, making his major-league debut and hitting a combined .230/.284/.262 in 26 games at both stops. He spent most of his time with Triple-A Tacoma, where he slashed .287/.397/.401 with 19 stolen bases in 89 games. The 28-year-old should serve as organizational outfield depth and brings a similar skill-set -- a speedy and defense-first outfielder - as Delino DeShields and Carlos Tocci.
Andreoli was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Thursday.
Andreoli was dropped from the Mariners' 40-man roster in order to free up a spot for Tim Beckham, who was signed to a one-year deal Thursday. The 28-year-old spent time with Baltimore and Seattle in 2018, slashing a combined .230/.284/.262 in 26 games. Andreoli also spent time with the Mariners' Triple-A affiliate (Tacoma), slashing .287/.397/.401 with 19 stolen bases in 89 games.
Andreoli was a member of Seattle's organization for a majority of the 2018 season before being designated for assignment and claimed off waivers by Baltimore in mid-August. Across 26 big-league games between the two clubs this past year, he slashed .230/.284/.262 with two doubles, four RBI and two stolen bases. He will likely begin 2019 at the Triple-A level.
Andreoli is not in the lineup Sunday against the Rays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Andreoli picked up more playing time after Mark Turbo (knee) went on the disabled list, but he's done little to nothing with the increased action. The 28-year-old is hitting just .205 while striking out nearly 30 percent of the time since being recalled from the minors in late August. He'll be replaced in left field by Jace Peterson on Sunday.
Andreoli will start in left field and bat sixth Sunday against the Royals.
With Mark Trumbo (knee) on the disabled list and set to undergo season-ending surgery during the upcoming week, Trey Mancini has seemingly stepped in for him as the Orioles' primary designated hitter. That has created an opening in the corner outfield, which looks like it could be filled by Andreoli on most occasions the rest of the way. Andreoli is making his fourth start in five games -- two apiece against left- and right-handed pitchers -- and could be a name to monitor for those in AL-only formats in need of an outfielder receiving steady at-bats.
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