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Orioles acquire Chris Snyder from Angels

Apr 29, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

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Taylor Teagarden fracturing his thumb put the Orioles in the market for some catching help and they acquired Chris Snyder from the Angels for reliever Rob Delaney (not to be confused with stand-up comedian/National Anthem singer Rob Delaney).

Snyder was once an above-average starting catcher for the Diamondbacks, but injuries have derailed his career and the Orioles are his third team this year. However, he was hitting .342 with seven homers and a 1.072 OPS in 21 games at Triple-A and Rich Dubroff of CSNBaltimore.com reports that the Orioles are expected to call him up to serve as Matt Wieters‘ backup.

For now Luis Exposito was added to the roster at catcher, but his stay is slated to be short-lived.

  1. hip2bdaniel - Apr 29, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    Teagarden’s injury was actually a dislocated thumb, not a fracture.

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