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Apr 29, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners second baseman Robert Andino (3) hits a RBI single against the Baltimore Orioles during the 4th inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Robert Andino joins the Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added to their shortstop depth by announcing the signing of Robert Andino. The contract is a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training.

Andino spent 2013 with the Seattle Mariners, after four seasons with the Baltimore Orioles, posting a .184/.253/.237 slash line in just 85 plate appearances. During his 360 games with Baltimore, he hit to the tune of .239/.302/.326, playing the majority of his games at second base and shortstop. He is considered an above-average defender.

The Legacy Agency client figures to slot behind Jordy Mercer and Clint Barmes up the middle for the Pirates.

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