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19 Chris Snyder C
Height/Weight: 6-4/235 | Birthdate: 2/12/1981 | Birthplace: Houston, TX | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Texas | College: Houston | MLB Experience: 10 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 917.00
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Chris Synder announces retirement


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2014) Rangers Triple-A catcher Chris Synder announced his retirement Saturday, FOX Sports Southwest reports.

Snyder played 10 seasons in the majors, hitting .224/.328/.382 with 77 home runs and 298 RBI in 2,087 at-bats. He spent seven seasons with the Diamondbacks, also playing for the Pirates, Astros and Orioles.


Rangers bring in Chris Snyder


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) The Rangers have signed catcher Chris Snyder to a minor-league contract.

Snyder will join the major-league camp for the rest of spring. With Geovany Soto sidelined for a couple months, Snyder could open the season with the club. Snyder was released by the Nationals Monday. He hit .100 in 20 at-bats in the majors last year.


Nationals release Chris Snyder


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2014) The Nationals announced Monday that catcher Chris Snyder has been released.

Snyder had the ability to opt out of his deal this week but he won't get the chance to choose his fate. He hit .294/.364/.529 with one home run and six RBI in 17 at-bats this spring.


Nationals sign Chris Snyder to minor-league deal


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2013) The Nationals have agreed to terms with catcher Chris Snyder on a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training, the team announced.

Snyder went 2 for 20 in limited time with the Orioles last season while also hitting .273/.330/.477 with 13 home runs and 45 RBI in 260 at-bats between two Triple-A teams.


Orioles file for free agency


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/6/2013) Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts, outfielder Michael Morse, starting pitcher Jason Hammel, catcher Chris Snyder, starting pitcher Scott Feldman, relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez and outfielder Nate McLouth have filed for free agency.

Roberts and McLouth were both regulars down the stretch in 2013 and are possibilities to return in 2014.


Orioles juggle catching depth chart


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2013) The Orioles recalled catcher Chris Snyder from Triple-A Norfolk and designated Taylor Teagarden for assignment Sunday, MLB.com reports. 

Baltimore now has Matt Wieters, Steve Clevenger and Snyder on the depth chart behind the plate with Teagarden being DFA'd. 

Teagarden has gone just 19 for 117 (.162) over his last two seasons and 45 games for the Orioles with four homers and 14 RBI. He has 41 strikeouts over that stretch. 

Snyder was up with Baltimore back in May and early June. He hit .118 over 17 at-bats. 


Chris Snyder decides to stick with Orioles


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2013) Orioles catcher Chris Snyder has elected to stay with the team after he was designated for assignment recently. 

Snyder will join the team's Triple-A club. He was demoted in favor of Taylor Teagarden, who will serve as a major-league backup. Snyder was hitting .118/.250/.118 in 17 at-bats this year. 


Orioles designate Chris Snyder for assignment


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2013) The Orioles will designate catcher Chris Snyder for assignment, the Baltimore Sun reports Tuesday. Snyder's roster spot was needed for the activation of backup catcher Taylor Teagarden. 

Because Snyder has options remaining, he could be sent to Triple-A Norfolk. But he can also refuse the assignment. He is testing the market before he makes a decision. 


O's want to keep Chris Snyder in organization


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2013) The Orioles no longer have catcher Chris Snyder on the active roster with Taylor Teagarden having been activated off the disabled list, MLB.com reports. Snyder cannot be a straight option to the minors. 

Baltimore would like to keep him in the organization and has been talking to his agent about scenarios that would keep him around. 


Chris Snyder gets first hit with O's


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2013) Orioles catcher Chris Snyder singled in a run in his second start with his new club during Sunday's series finale against the Twins. It was his first hit with the Orioles. He also walked in the sixth and finished 1 for 3 with an RBI in the 6-0 victory. 

Snyder is hitting .143 (1 for 7) in his first three games since joining the Orioles April 28.

Chris Snyder officially added to roster


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2013) The Orioles activated catcher Chris Snyder Tuesday before their game against the Mariners in Seattle, MLB.com reports. 

Snyder was with Baltimore in Seattle for Monday's game but was not going to officially be added to the roster until Tuesday. He will serve as the backup to Matt Wieters and did not start Tuesday. 


Chris Snyder won't be added to roster until Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2013) Newly acquired catcher Chris Snyder is expected to meet up with the Orioles Monday in Seattle, but he isn't expected to be added to the roster until Tuesday, per MASNsports.com. Snyder was picked up in a trade with the Angels Sunday.

Orioles acquire Chris Snyder


by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2013) The Orioles acquired catcher Chris Snyder from the Angels on Sunday in exchange for pitcher Rob Delaney.

Snyder, who was playing at Triple-A Salt Lake, is expected to join the club Tuesday in Seattle. With backup catcher Taylor Teagarden being placed on the 15-day disabled list with a dislocated left thumb, the 32-year-old will serve as backup to Matt Wieters.

"Snyder is an experienced catcher who can handle a pitching staff, slug against left-handed pitchers and get on-base," Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette told the Baltimore Sun.

Chris Snyder stays with Angels organization


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2013) Angels catcher Chris Snyder accepted his assignment to Triple-A Salt Lake Monday, reports MLB.com. 

Snyder, signed on March 18, will provide veteran insurance and catching depth for the organization. He had an opt-out clause if he didn't make the team but chose to remain with the organization. 

"I felt good, and they went with what they had in-house," Snyder said Saturday. "I have no complaints about that. I feel good, I'm healthy. I'm going to keep playing, wherever it is -- whether it's here in Salt Lake or if someone else needs it. But I'm by no means done."


Angels send four to minor-league camp


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2013) The Angels re-assigned catcher Chris Snyder, left-hander Mitch Stetter, and infielders Efren Navarro and Luis Rodriguez to minor-league camp following Saturday's spring game against the Dodgers, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Chris Snyder has opt-out clause


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2013) Chris Snyder , who just signed a minor league contract Monday with the Angels, can opt out of that contract if he doesn't make the opening day roster, reports the Los Angeles Times

Snyder was recently released by the Washington Nationals. The 32-year-old hit a poor .176/.295/.308 (65 OPS+) in 2012 with Houston over 76 games.


Chris Snyder released by Nationals, signs with Angels


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2013) Chris Snyder signed a minor league contract with the Angels on Monday shortly following his release by the Nationals, the Washington Post reported Monday.

"I knew coming in I wasn't competing for a spot," Snyder said of his time with Washington. The Angels have Hank Conger slated as a backup for projected starter Chris Iannetta, but Snyder could compete for the backup role as a veteran alternative to the relatively unseasoned Conger. 

Snyder, 32, hit a poor .176/.295/.308 (65 OPS+) in 2012 with Houston over 76 games.


Teams showing interest in Chris Snyder


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2013) FOX Sports reports Nationals catcher Chris Snyder is drawing interest from teams in search of a backup catcher, including the Angels. He's expected to be moved since the Nationals are deep at catcher. 

Snyder, who is in camp as a non-roster invitee, is batting .222 (4 for 18) with one homer and two RBI in eight spring games. He's a veteran of nine MLB seasons, having played for the Diamondbacks, Pirates and Astros.


Snyder signs with Nationals


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2013) ESPN reports the Nationals have signed catcher Chris Snyder to a minor-league deal.