Baltimore Orioles Trade Robert Andino to Seattle for Outfielder Trayvon Robinson

Drew ReynoldsContributor IIINovember 20, 2012

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 05:  Robert Andino #11 of the Baltimore Orioles scores in the top of the ninth inning on a sacricfice fly by Nate McLouth #9 against the Texas Rangers during the American League Wild Card playoff game  at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 5, 2012 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The Seattle Mariners announced via press release Tuesday that they have acquired Baltimore Orioles infielder Robert Andino in exchange for outfielder Trayvon Robinson.

Andino, 28, hit .211 with 7 homers last season in 127 games. Originally acquired by the O's via trade with the Marlins at the beginning of the 2009 season, Andino brought versatility and infield depth to a then struggling O's team. With the injuries to Brian Roberts, Andino became the main option at second over the last couple years.

Most Orioles' fans will remember Andino for his performance in the final game of 2011, as he hit the walk-off single against the Red Sox to help eliminate the Sox from playoff contention. "The Curse of the Andino" will be remembered by Baltimore and Boston fans for years to come.

A good teammate, Andino will be missed in the clubhouse. A tweet from pitcher Steve Johnson sums up his feelings on the trade:


Sad to see Dino go.. Great teammate.But pumped to play with Trayvon again. First roommate ever in pro ball in 2005 with the dodgers

— Steve Johnson (@SJohnson831) November 20, 2012



It is unclear how Seattle will use Andino, but more likely than not, with Dustin Ackley at second, Kyle Seager at third, and Brendan Ryan at short, Andino will be a utility bench player.

The acquisition of Trayvon Robinson will provide outfield depth for the Orioles, but by no means is a solution for a starting left fielder. The 25-year-old has hit .215 with 5 homeruns in 90 games over two seasons in Seattle. He will most likely fight for a roster spot in spring training, along with Lew Ford, LJ Hoes, Xavier Avery, and others.