Robert Andino
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"Robert Lazaro Andino" is a Cuban-American professional baseball infielder who is in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Miami Marlins/Florida Marlins, Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners. He is of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent.

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When I was growing up, he was my favorite. It's weird if I get to meet him.

The main thing is to be up there and help the team win. I'm an athlete. It isn't a big deal. I just go out there and play. If they tell me to do something, I can't say no.

[Hill] is the best in the business. He taught me a lot about being at the right place at the right time, and knowing about the hitters. McKeon, Cabrera, Delgado, Castillo -- they talked to me. They all helped me out on where to be in certain situations. It taught me more than what I knew in Double-A.

You can't put pressure on yourself, you've got to go out there and play the way you know how to play. It is easier said than done. It's not that easy. You just have to trust your instincts. The instincts you had since you were a little kid playing.

Hitting the ball the other way, and pitch selection. Being more relaxed at the plate and being more selective.

He's one of the best. Every time he fields a ground ball, it looks easy for him, like riding a bike to him.

It helped me a lot just by learning from every other shortstop on every other team.