The Marlins announced that they have designated infielder Robert Andino for assignment, which will clear a spot on the 40-man roster for right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne, who has been claimed off waivers from Baltimore.
Andino, 32, inked a minor league pact with the Marlins — the organization that originally drafted him in the second round back in 2002 — and had his contract selected to the Major League roster last month. Andino logged 24 plate appearances with Miami across 13 games, batting .292/.292/.292 (seven hits, all singles, no walks). That marked his first trip to the Majors since the 2013 season. Capable of playing second base, shortstop and third base, Andino is a lifetime .233/.294/.318 hitter in parts of 10 seasons between the Marlins, Orioles and Mariners. He hit .267/.319/.427 at the Triple-A level this season and has authored a .260/.306/.393 batting line in parts of eight seasons at that level.