CHRIS SNYDER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Former catcher Chris Snyder retires from baseball

getty images Former major league catcher Chris Snyder has retired from baseball. Snyder was cut by the Washington Nationals this spring and signed on with the Texas Rangers on a minor league deal. He played in seven games for Triple-A Round Rock this spring but has called it a career. The 33-year-old Snyder spent parts of 10 years at the major league level and finishes with a .224...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers News: Chris Snyder retires

Veteran catcher Chris Snyder has elected to retire, according to Fox Sports Southwest's Anthony Andro.Catcher Chris Snyder, who was playing for Round Rock, has retired.— Anthony Andro (@aandro) April 19, 2014 Snyder was signed by the Rangers as catching depth when Giovanni Soto went down with an injury. As Andro notes he was playing for Triple-A Round Rock. The 33-year-old...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

C Chris Snyder gets minor league deal with Nats

Free-agent catcher Chris Snyder has agreed to a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals. He will report to major league spring training, the team said Saturday on Twitter. Snyder was 4 for 18 (.222) with one home run and two RBIs for the Nationals in eight spring training games, then was released on March 18. He spent most of the season in the minor leagues and was...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Nationals sign catcher Chris Snyder to minor league deal

getty images The Washington Nationals have signed Chris Snyder to a minor league deal. Snyder, 32, can earn $1 million if he makes the Nationals out of spring training. His contract also contains other incentives. The veteran Snyder would provide the Nationals with a power bat off the bench and behind the plate if he makes the roster. He will compete for the Nationals back-up catchers job.
Via Tireball.com
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles add Chris Snyder to roster, demote Luis Exposito

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...
Via Tireball.com
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles trade for Chris Snyder, fill hole left by Taylor Teagarden

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...
Via MLB Injury News
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels sign Snyder for backup catcher competition

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  |  Discuss

Houston decline option on C Chris Snyder

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  |  Discuss

Astros sign Houston-native Chris Snyder

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...
Via Fox Sports Houston
January 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Astros agree to contract with catcher Chris Snyder

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  |  Discuss
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