Robert Lazaro Andino...Is a 2002 graduate of Southridge High School in Miami, FL...Wife's name is Renee...Has three children; sons Taj (3/1/04) and Alijah (5/3/06) and daughter Amarise Hazel (4/25/12).
Split season between the Seattle and Pittsburgh organizations...Was a member of Seattle's Opening Day roster...Made 18 appearances (11 starts) at shortstop, eight appearances (eight starts) at second base and four appearances (three starts) at third base with the Mariners...Was hitting .087 (2-for-23) following the action on 4/17 before recording his first two-hit game on 4/18 vs. Detroit...Was designated for assignment by Seattle on 5/24 and outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on 5/27...Homered for the first time with the Rainiers on 6/15 at Sacramento; hit his second home run in five games on 6/19...Was acquired by the Pirates on 7/31 and assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis...Went 2-for-11 in his first three games with Indy before hitting .395 (17-for-43) during a 10-game hitting streak from 8/6-17...Made 24 appearances at shortstop and one at second base (8/30) while playing with Indianapolis.
Appeared in 127 games for the Baltimore
Orioles at second base (108
G/96 GS), third base (15 G/9 GS),
shortstop (2 G/GS) and one game
each in left field and center field. ... Hit .417 (5x12) while appearing in all
6 Orioles postseason games. ... Recorded career-high 7 home runs. ... Homered in consecutive games
twice, Sept. 6-7 vs. NYY & May 6-7
at BOS/vs. TEX. ... Hit go-ahead and eventual gamewinning
home run with two outs in
the top of the 9th inning, July 3 at Seattle. ... Tied career-high with two doubles, 4/9 vs. NYY ... Orioles went 61-46 in his 107 starts at 2B (56-40), 3B (5-4) and SS (0-2). ... Made starts batting leadoff (10-7), 2nd (3-2), 7th (1-1), 8th (5-4) and 9th (42-32).
Set career-highs with 139 games played, 120 hits, 22 doubles, five homers and 36 RBI
... Hit walk-off single September 28 against Boston that, combined with Evan Longoria's home run three minutes later in Tampa
Bay, eliminated the Red Sox from the Wild Card race
... Hit his first career inside-the-park home run September 26 vs. BOS off (Josh Beckett); the first by an Oriole at Camden Yards
... Hit a three-run double off Jonathan Papelbon with the O's down 5-4 in the eighth inning for a 7-5 win September 20 @BOS
... Hit walk-off single in the 10th inning off New York's Scott Proctor on September 8
... Batted .275 in 28 September games, helping Orioles to a 15-13 record in the final month
... Had a pair of career-high 10-game hitting streaks, August 14-24 and September 4-13
... Third home run of the year, September 5 at New York, established a career-high ...
Drove in four runs, July 17 against Cleveland to set a career-high
... Recorded three straight multi-hit games, April 16-19, for the first time in his career
... Batted .291 in 33 games from April 16 to May 31
... Posted five three-hit games after having four games of three or more hits in his career (173 games entering 2011)
... Batted .278 with two homers and 11 RBI in 54 spring training at-bats (29 games).
Started 16 games for the O's (5 at 2B and SS and 6 at 3B), with the team going 9-7 in those contests ... Contract selected from Norfolk on September 1 ... Tied career-high with 4 hits on October 1 vs. DET in game 2 of a doubleheader ... Finished a triple shy of the cycle on September 18 vs. NYY, homering in second straight game ... Hit 1st HR since September 26, 2009 on September 17 vs. NYY ... Tied career-high with 3 RBI on September 14 vs. TOR ... Collected first hit of season on September 12 @DET ... Batted .264 with 13 HR and 76 RBI in 132 games for Tides with an .880 OPS vs. LHP ... Hit .306 (59-193) after the Triple-A All-Star break ... Led the Tides in games played (132), hits (144), runs (72), RBI (76) and tied for the team lead in doubles (30) and triples (4) ... Finished 4th in the International League in hits, 9th in RBI, T-9th in runs scored and T-13th in doubles
Started 31 straight games at shortstop while Cesar Izturis was on the DL, June 5-July 8, with the O's going 14-17...Hit in a career-high seven straight games, June 26-July 2, batting .304 (7-23) in that time...Hit 1st home run of the season on June 18 vs. NYM (Livan Hernandez), his first since April 7, 2008...Set career-high with three RBI and stole home on June 14 vs. ATL, the first O's steal of home since May 23, 2007
(Corey Patterson)...Collected a career-high four hits on May 27 vs. TOR (three off Roy Halladay)...Each of his first 16, and 24 of his first 27 games played were O's losses...Batted .269 (25-93) with a .660 OPS at home and .181 (19-105) with a .476 OPS on the road...Batted .318 (7-22) with two walks, a steal and an RBI in nine game against Toronto...Went 2-for-4 with a walk and three RBI in five bases loaded plate appearances
Began season on Marlins' Opening Day roster and set career-highs in games (44), at-bats (63), runs (7), hits (13), home runs (2), RBI (9) and strikeouts (23) in four stints with Florida...Hit walk-off home run in 10-inning, 5-4 win, April 1 vs. NYM, marking his first major league home run (Matt Wise)...Became the second Marlin to hit a game-ending home run for this first career ML homer (Miguel Cabrera, June 20, 2003)...Hit second career homer (two-run) six days later, April 6 @WAS (Rauch)...Despite limited time, recorded fourth most pinch-hit appearances on the club, going 3-for-20 with 2 RBI...Saw action at four
different positions after appearing in 29 career games at shortstop...Made 15 appearances (nine starts) at second base, four at shortstop and one each at third base and center field...Appeared in 43 games with Triple-A Albuquerque, posting a .287 average (52-181) with 14 doubles, 3 triples, 6 home runs and 26 RBI...Hit for first career cycle, August 21 vs. New Orleans at Isotopes
Park, going 5-for-6 with 2 RBI on the day...Marked first career cycle, fifth in Pacific Coast League in 2008 and fourth cycle in Isotopes' history.
Batted .385 (5-13) in seven games with Marlins...Had career-high 3 hits, September 12 vs. WAS....Made all three defensive appearances at shortstop...Established new organizational records at Albuquerque for at-bats (598) and triples (13)...Named shortstop for 2007 Topps/Minor League Baseball Triple-A All-Star Team...Honored as mid-season and post-season Pacific Coast League All-Star...Led Pacific Coast League with 13 triples, and tied for 3rd with 166 hits...Following the season, named as possessing the 'Best Infield Arm' in the Marlins system by Baseball America...Played 6 games for the Gigantes del Cibao in the Dominican Winter League, batting .105 (2-19).
Appeared in 11 games during two stints with Marlins, hitting .167 with two RBI... was recalled from Albuquerque (AAA) on May 17
and started five games at shortstop from May 17-21 with Hanley Ramirez nursing a strained left shoulder... hit .222 (4x18) with two
RBI during that stretch, before he was optioned back to Triple-A on May 22... was recalled August 31, and went hitless in six games
(6 AB) down the stretch...Hit .256 (127x497) with eight home runs and 46 RBI in 120 games with Albuquerque...recorded 70 runs, 18 doubles and six triples...represented Albuquerque in Triple-A All-Star Game, which was hosted by the Toledo Mud Hens.
Hit .159 (7x44) with four doubles, one RBI, five walks, and four runs scored in 17 games with the Marlins.
Had contract purchased from Carolina (AA) on September 2 and made his first Major League appearance on
September 4 against New York (NL)... recorded first Major League hit on September 17 against Philadelphia when he
doubled off of Vincente Padilla... recorded first Major League RBI on September 18 against Philadelphia when he drove
in Paul Lo Duca with an RBI single in the fifth inning... had a multi-hit game on September 18 against Philadelphia, going
2x4 with a double, a run batted in and two runs scored.
Went 0x1 as pinch-hitter... flew out to left field in eighth inning on September 7 at Washington, while pinch-hitting for Luis
Castillo... made two errors in 46 total chances this season... was involved with seven double plays in 120.0 innings.
Hit .269 (139x516) in 127 games with Carolina with 30 doubles, five home runs, 48 RBI and 63 runs scored... recorded a
career-high 22 stolen bases with Carolina this season... also established career-highs in runs batted in (48), doubles (30),
hits (139), at-bats (516)and runs scored (63)... hit a grand slam and matched a career high with four RBI at West
Tennessee on May 13... went 2x6 with a double, a home run, four RBI and a run scored.
Finished second among all Marlins minor leaguers in hits with 139, two behind Greensboro's (A) Brad McCann (141)...
named the Best Defensive Shortstop in the Southern League by Baseball America... also named sixth-best prospect,
best defensive shortstop and best infield arm in Marlins organization by Baseball America.
Played for Grand Canyon in the Arizona Fall League, batting .263 with six RBI in 19 games.
Split the season between Greensboro (A) and Jupiter (A), batting .281 in 124 games with eight home runs, 61 RBI, and
15 steals... was named the Organizational Hitter of the Month in June with Greensboro, when he hit .363 with three
doubles, two home runs, 18 RBI and 17 runs scored, and again won the award in July, hitting .355 with five doubles,
a home run and 12 RBI between Greensboro and Jupiter... hit in 22 straight games with Greensboro from June 2-26
to raise his season average from .224 to .282... hit in 13 of his first 14 games with Jupiter, batting .439 with five doubles.
Spent 2003 with Greensboro, batting .188 in his first full season, playing in 119 games and getting 416 at-bats...had 17 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 27 RBI...drew 46 walks and struck out 128 times...played all 119 games at shortstop, posting a .945 fielding percentage...slugged .252 and had a .266 on-base percentage...batted .239 in April, and hit .177 over the rest of the season...went 3x10 with two doubles and seven RBI in bases loaded situations...sole three-hit game came on April 15 vs. Kannapolis, when he went 3x5 with a double and two runs scored...had a season-high three RBI on May 26 at Charleston-West Virginia.
In 2002, following his signing on August 4, he played with the GCL Marlins, hitting .259 (7x27) in nine games, and then finished the season with Jamestown, where he hit .167 (6x36) in nine games...went 3x3 in steals in the GCL and 1x1 with Jamestown...had two singles in four at-bats and two steals in his professional debut on August 7...both of his extra-base hits and all three Jamestown RBI came on September 3 at Mahoning Valley.