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The Orioles have essentially completed a three-team deal in which they traded cash to the Oakland A's in return for outfielder Jai Miller and then picked up cash from the Texas Rangers while sending them Brandon Snyder.Taking the latter deal first, trading prospects for cash doesn't seem like something the O's should be doing, but I've never thought all that much of Snyder. The 25 year-old's chances of being a good Major Leaguer took a huge hit when he had to give up catching, as his bat didn't seem likely to play at first-base. In three seasons at Triple-A, Snyder hit just .256/.317/.394. He didn't walk much (7% of the time) or hit for power (only 13 home runs per 150 games), while striking out to much (22% of the time) to hit for a high average even with good BABIPs (~.317). I've heard that Snyder has turned himself into a fine defensive first-baseman at this point, but he'd need to be Keith Hernandez over there to sniff replacement level unless...
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The Texas Rangers have acquired former first-round pick Brandon Snyder, who was been with the Baltimore organization since being selected in the 2005 draft.
The Rangers are sending cash considerations to Baltimore for Snyder, who will be added to the 40-man roster. Texas now has 38 players on its 40-man roster.
Snyder, who is primarily a first baseman, hit .261 with 14 home runs...
The Orioles acquire outfielder Jai Miller from the Oakland Athletics and INF Brandon Synder was traded to the Texas Rangers.
The Orioles acquired outfielder Jai Miller from the Athletics for cash considerations, according to a press release. Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said in a statement, "Jai Miller has the power, speed, base stealing skills and good athletic ability to be an asset in our outfield as he competes for a spot on our ballclub this spring...
The A's parted with a piece of their outfield depth on Tuesday, trading Jai Miller to the Orioles for cash considerations.
The Baltimore Orioles have obtained outfielder Jai Miller from the Oakland Athletics, who parted with the part-time player for cash considerations. Miller was designated for assignment by Oakland on Dec. 23 after the A's received four players for pitcher Gio Gonzalez. The 26-year-old Miller went 3 for 12 with a homer and two RBIs for Oakland last season after being called up in September.
According to a team announcement, the Baltimore Orioles have acquired Jai Miller from the Oakland Athletics for cash.
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The Orioles made two minor trades today, sending former first-round pick Brandon Snyder to the Texas Rangers for cash while acquiring outfielder Jai Miller from the Oakland A’s, also for cash.
When the Orioles acquired Mark Reynolds and Derrek Lee last offseason and then traded for Chris Davis in July, first baseman Brandon Snyder knew his opportunities in Baltimore were shrinking. So when the former first rounder – Snyder received a $1.7 million bonus as the 13 th overall pick in 2005 – was traded on Tuesday to the Texas Rangers for cash considerations, it wasn’t a shock.
The Rangers acquired infielder Brandon Snyder from the Orioles for cash considerations on Tuesday. Texas also re-signed left-handed-hitting first baseman Brad Nelson to a Minor League contract. He will be assigned to Minor League camp.
The Baltimore Orioles have obtained outfielder Jai Miller from the Oakland Athletics, who parted with the part-time player for cash considerations.
The A's traded outfielder Jai Miller to the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, but the bigger news is the player who might return to their outfield