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Chris Snyder | Catcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (37) / 2/12/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 237
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Houston
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 2 (0) / ARZ

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Chris Snyder announced his retirement from professional baseball on Sunday.
Snyder had been playing at the Rangers Triple-A Affiliate in Round Rock, where he was 5-for-21 (.238) in his first seven games. The 33-year-old backstop wraps up his big league career hitting .224/.328/.382 with 77 homers and 298 RBI in 715 games across 10 seasons. Sun, Apr 20, 2014 10:19:00 PM

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Rangers signed C Chris Snyder to a minor league contract.

Snyder was just given his release by the Nationals on Monday. The Rangers are a logical landing spot with Geovany Soto expected to miss 10-12 weeks following knee surgery, but the veteran backstop will likely begin the year in Triple-A.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 01:41:00 PM

Nationals released C Chris Snyder.

Snyder had no chance to crack the Opening Day roster after the Nats traded for Jose Lobaton. The veteran backstop will now try to catch on elsewhere.
Mon, Mar 24, 2014 08:35:00 PM

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that that Chris Snyder can earn $1 million plus incentives if he makes the Nationals roster out of spring training.

The veteran backstop inked a minor league deal with the Nationals on Saturday and is expected to compete for the backup catcher's job behind Wilson Ramos. He has always possessed a good deal of pop, and would be an intriguing name in deep NL-only leagues should he make the roster.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 02:31:00 PM

Nationals signed C Chris Snyder to a minor league contract.

The 32-year-old backstop appeared in just nine games with the Orioles in 2013, but hit a respectable .273/.330/.447 with 13 homers and 45 RBI in 73 games at Triple-A. He'll also receive an invitation to spring training and it's conceivable he could compete to be the primary backup behind Wilson Ramos.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 12:03:00 PM

Orioles recalled C Chris Snyder from Triple-A Norfolk.

The veteran backstop saw action in six games with the O’s earlier in the season, going 2-for-17 with an RBI and 5/3 K/BB ratio. He slugged 13 homers and plated 45 runs in 73 games at the Triple-A level this season, and will provide depth at catcher and right-handed thump off the bench for the stretch run.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 10:32:00 AM

Orioles re-signed C Chris Snyder to a minor league contract, optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk.

Snyder elected free agency after being designated for assignment but will winds up back in the organization. He provides decent depth.
Fri, Jun 7, 2013 02:14:00 PM

Orioles designated C Chris Snyder for assignment.

He's no longer needed with Taylor Teagarden back from the DL. The Orioles hope Snyder will stick around, but he can opt out of his deal if another team offers him a major league job.
Tue, Jun 4, 2013 07:35:00 PM

Orioles purchased the contract of C Chris Snyder from Triple-A Norfolk.

Snyder was acquired via trade over the weekend following the injury to Taylor Teagarden. He'll back up Matt Wieters.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 06:38:00 PM

Chris Snyder will be added to the Orioles' active roster Tuesday.

Snyder was acquired from the Angels on Sunday for right-hander Rob Delaney. He'll serve as Matt Wieters' backup while Taylor Teagarden (thumb) is on the mend.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 09:13:00 AM

Orioles acquired Chris Snyder from the Angels for RHP Rob Delaney.

Snyder, 32, was hitting .342/.388/.684 with Angels' Triple-A affiliate. With Taylor Teagarden on the disabled list, he could be an option for the backup catcher job.
Sun, Apr 28, 2013 11:44:00 PM

Chris Snyder has accepted a spot at Triple-A Salt Lake.

Snyder was allowed to opt out of his minor league contract with the Angels but decided to remain with the club rather than test the free agent waters. He will serve as organizational catching depth this season.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 01:36:00 PM

Chris Snyder can opt out of his minor league deal with the Angels if he doesn't make the Opening Day roster.

Snyder latched on with the Angels on Monday after he was given his release by the Nationals. The 32-year-old has a decent chance of pushing Hank Conger for the backup catcher job.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 04:33:00 PM

Angels signed C Chris Snyder to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Snyder got released by the Nationals on Monday afternoon but was out of work for no longer than a minute or two. Hank Conger is hitting everything this year in the Cactus League, but he's having problems with his throws from behind the plate. Snyder will push Conger for the backup spot behind starting catcher Chris Iannetta.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 11:50:00 AM

Nationals released C Chris Snyder.

Snyder was drawing a bit of trade interest before the Nats cut ties with him, so he shouldn't be out of work long. The 32-year-old hit just .176/.295/.308 in 76 games last season with the Astros, but he does have some power.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 11:47:00 AM

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