Snider signed a minor league deal with the Rangers on Friday worth $1 million if he makes the big league club, Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball reports. Snider only put up a .690 OPS for Kansas City Triple-A affiliate Omaha and hit a combined .232/.313/.350 for Baltimore and Pittsburgh in 2015. He'll likely serve as minors depth for the Rangers, but his eight years of major league experience could make him a possibility if the Rangers' catching depth takes a hit.
Snider was released by the Royals on Sunday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Snider had been rather subpar at Triple-A Omaha this season, posting a .245/.340/.350 line and a 19.6 percent strikeout rate. Snider has played plenty of games in the show, but has yet to show the ability to excel in the MLB, as his career line is .244/.311/.399.
Snider was re-signed to a minor league deal with the Royals on Friday, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports. The 28-year-old outfielder was a non-roster invitee to camp this spring, and though he was released from his deal Wednesday, the Royals will bring him back on a minor league camp. He had a respectable .262 average with two home runs with the Royals this spring, but his 17 strikeouts in 42 at-bats did not mesh well with Kansas City's high OBP philosophy. Snider will likely start the season at Triple-A Omaha and his chances of being called up to the major leagues are largely dependent on the Royals' health in the outfield.
Snider was released by the Royals on Wednesday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Snider was battling Reymond Fuentes and Whit Merrifield for a role with the club, while batting .268 with two home runs and six RBI during spring training. The 28-year-old has bounced around the minor leagues throughout his career but hit .232 last season during 237 at-bats in the majors. The Royals may hope to re-sign Snider on a minor league deal.
Snider could make the final 25-man roster as a reserve outfielder while Jarrod Dyson is out with a strained oblique, MLB.com reports. Snider is battling Reymond Fuentes and Whit Merrifield for a bench role with Paulo Orlando set to start in right field with Dyson hurt. Snider may behind Fuentes at this point as he's hitting just .200 (4-for-20) with a home run in 11 games.