And yet there he was playing the position.
Andino entered the game in the top of the 10th inning as part of a double switch. Manager Fredi Gonzalez put Andino at third, a position he hadn't played since he was 6.
"I didn't like it, so I started playing second and short," said Andino, who nearly made a terrific play on a Brian Schneider swinging bunt. "I thought he was out. Just react, you can't think. That's all I did."
I thought he was out too, but I'm unbelievably biased so I'm not sure my opinion should count.
The thing that puzzles me about this is I thought Andino was playing almost all the infield positions while in Albuquerque to put him a more favorable position to be called up. I guess not. Apparently, it was only the middle infield positions.
If the Marlins find themselves in dire straits again, and obviously experience at a position isn't necessary -- I played third when I was six also. And I sure could use $390,000, But don't be expecting any game winning home runs from me.