Robert Andino is still with the club because of his versatility.
With Jeremy Hermida back the Marlins decided to send out Brett Carroll instead of Robert Andino, who remains primarily as the back-up middle infielder. The Marlins could have kept Carroll and used Alfredo Amezaga in that reserve middle infield/super utility job, but Andino possesses more versatility.
The first time I read this part of the blurb I came away with the impression that someone thought Andino was a more versatile fielder than Alfredo -- which is pure nonsense.
But reading the rest of the blurb, I came away with the impression that Andino is a more versatile infielder than Carroll. If that is the case, Well Duh!
"He's learning that role, but at least he's open to it," Gonzalez said. "My first spring training when I asked him to play second base he looked at me like I had two heads."
Gonzalez has instructed Andino to take ground balls at all four infield spots during batting practice and familiarize himself with center field, though he would be a last resort out there.
Truthfully, I don't know what the author means by more versatile when speaking of Andino in place of Carroll or Amezaga. Perhaps you do.
In any case, I don't have problem with Amezaga part-timing it in the outfield and Andino covering the infield. Except for this: Andino should be playing everyday somewhere. Of course I would say the same thing about Carroll should he be riding the pine instead.