The Baltimore Orioles have purchased the contract of catcher Chris Snyder from their farm club Triple-A Norfolk. He fills in as the backup to Matt Wieters.
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The Baltimore Orioles added newly acquired catcher Chris Snyder to the roster on Tuesday. Snyder was acquired from the Angels for pitcher Rob Delaney.
Snyder, 32, will serve as the backup to Matt Wieters while Taylor Teagarden is on the disabled list.
In order to place Snyder on the roster the Orioles sent down Luis Exposito. Exposito was called up when Teagarden initially suffered...
When Taylor Teagarden went down with a dislocated thumb yesterday, the Orioles suddenly found themselves in a dangerous position. They had very little catching depth, and that left them vulnerable. So, they didn't waste any time in correcting the issue. Baltimore traded for Chris Snyder yesterday to help fill the hole left behind by Teagarden.
Roch Kubatko of MASN...
Catcher Chris Snyder has signed with the Los Angeles Angels on the same day he was released by the Washington Nationals.
Washington released Snyder on Monday, and the Angels signed him shortly afterward to a minor-league contract with an invitation to big league training camp.
Snyder will compete for the Angels' backup job behind Chris Iannetta. He'll report to spring training...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2013
The Houston Astros have declined their $4 million mutual option on catcher Chris Snyder.
The 31-year-old, who gets a $500,000 buyout, played 76 games for Houston in 2012 and hit .176 with seven homers and 24 RBIs.
He batted .271 with three homers and 17 RBIs in 34 games for Pittsburgh before season-ending surgery on his lower back in June 2011.
Snyder played for Arizona from 2004...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2012
Chris Snyder's bat looked like an axe as he slammed it into the ground. On the surface, this looked like an ordinary reaction of the strike-out victim.
But, Snyder explained, he wasn't the victim. Astros pitcher Jordan Lyles was. Lyles gave up three hits in seven innings. It was the best outing of his career, and Snyder, his catcher, couldn't stand the thought of seeing...
Chris Snyder and Chris Wallace have much in common: Both are catchers that played high school ball in the Houston area well as at the University of Houston and both are trying to overcome significant career obstacles.
Snyder is trying to extend a career which may have ended this off-season had the Astros not given the 31 year-old veteran an opportunity. Snyder underwent significant...
For Chris Snyder, just finding an opportunity would have been enough. Getting a shot with his hometown team was far more than he expected.
The Astros signed the 30-year old catcher Friday to a one year contract with a mutual option for 2013. Snyder gives the Astros a veteran player to add to the mix with Humberto Quintero and the very young Jason Castro, who is coming off knee surgery...
Free agent catcher Chris Snyder has agreed to a one-year contract with the Houston Astros, a deal that includes a 2013 mutual option.
The 30-year-old hit .271 with three homers and 17 RBIs in 34 games for Pittsburgh last year, when his season ended in June because of surgery on his lower back. Snyder hit 15 homers with 48 RBIs for the Pirates in 2010.
Snyder played for Arizona...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2012
The Pittsburgh Pirates will officially decline the options of Paul Maholm and Chris Snyder, according to Rob Biertempfel in two Twitter updates this morning (here and here). Neither move comes as a surprise. We’ve known for the last few weeks that the Pirates intended to decline each option. The Pirates paid $750 K to buy out each player.
The Pirates have until 12:01 AM Thursday...