Orioles minor league infielder Robert Andino has been suspended 50 games for testing positive for Amphetamine, SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo reports.
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.