The Rangers traded Snider to the Mets on Tuesday for cash considerations, Marc Carig of Newsday reports. A former top prospect, Snider hasn't played in the big leagues since 2015, when he appeared in 87 games with the Pirates and Orioles. Despite the organizational change, Snider doesn't appear particularly close to earning another look in the majors, even though he's slashed a respectable .294/.375/.435 in the Pacific Coast League this season.
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.
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