Judging from the reaction on Twitter to the
Andino will be forever etched in Baltimore baseball lore for getting the game-winning hit in the Orioles’ Game 162 win in 2011 over the
But Andino's 2012 season was an overall disappointment. He had some big hits out of the nine hole and hit a career-high seven homers, but wasn't able to show any consistency at the plate. His 13 errors at second were too much for an everyday player.
Still, Andino was a
But simply put, Andino wasn't going to play a significant role in 2013.
And while acquiring outfielder
It was a real possibility that Andino might have been non-tendered, so getting something for him now was a good move.
And it shows that executive vice president Dan Duquette is happy with his second-base situation moving forward with new addition
“I’m confident we have options,” Duquette said Tuesday. “Flaherty hit nine home runs in 200 at-bats this year (actually seven in 164, including the postseason). And Casilla has more range than any other second baseman in the
But now no more Andino.