The Baltimore Orioles have traded second baseman Robert Andino to the Seattle Mariners for outfielder Trayvon Robinson. Andino was a fan favorite in Baltimore who replaced the oft-injured Brian Roberts at second base.
The 28 year old hit .239/.302/.326 with 16 home runs and 80 RBI in four seasons with the O’s. In return, Baltimore acquires a 25 year old outfielder with 90 games of big league experience. Robinson has hit .215/.272/.330 with five homers and 26 RBI in 90 games with Seattle.
Robinson was listed as a top ten prospect in the Dodgers organization by Baseball America when in 2011. He’s a career .281/.355/.432 hitter in 8 seasons in the Minor Leagues.
The writing was on the wall for Andino when the Orioles claimed second baseman Alexi Casilla off waivers earlier this month. This move was more about getting something in return for Bob than it was about acquiring a piece for their starting nine.
Outfield still remains a question for the O’s who I still suspect aren’t done shopping at the position. Robinson will have to compete with at least Xavier Avery and Nolan Reimold (if he’s healthy) for a spot on the roster. Like Andino, he’s out of options.
No more Andino at the movies ):
— Calum R. (@runtostandstill) November 20, 2012
So long, Bob. Thanks for beating Boston in one of the greatest games of my lifetime.