Andino, 33, has spent his 2017 season with Triple-A Norfolk. He’s currently hitting .234/.282/.375 in 206 plate appearances. For a couple of years back in 2011-12, Andino was a regular on the Orioles’ 25-man roster. While he didn’t hit much, his versatility was often of value to the team.
Andino played in 13 games at the majors with the Marlins last season, his first MLB action since 2013. Now with a looming 50-game suspension, Andino’s path back to the majors has gotten tougher.
A lot of people think they have a double walking around someplace on Earth. They may actually be right. We have an example of this in baseball and politics.
Cubs owner Tom Ricketts looks a lot like Texas senator Ted Cruz. Or, since Ricketts is older, I guess Cruz looks like Ricketts. Either way, they could play brothers if someone put on, like, the worst ever production of some play about brothers.
If you’re not familiar with one or both of those guys, take a gander at the photo that was taken of the two of them in Washington this morning as the Cubs made the rounds with their World Series trophy:
Referring to Willson Contreras, of course, who has allowed 31 stolen bases to opponents while behind the dish. Coincidentally, Montero has allowed 31 stolen bases when he has played as well. Contreras has played in 24 more games than Montero, by the way.
I predict that, by around 3pm when the clubhouses open, we’ll see a public apology by Montero.