Astros sign Chris Snyder


Today, the Astros announced that they have signed C, Chris Snyder, formerly of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Pittsburgh Pirates, to a one year deal with a mutual option for a second year.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Snyder is a Houston native having attended Spring Woods High School and the University of Houston.

Assuming Jason Castro is healthy, Snyder will serve as the primary backup to him. This could also spell the end of Humberto Quintero‘s time in Houston as a member of the Astros. A serious back injury limited Snyder to a career low 34 games with Pittsburgh last season. He hit 3 home runs, had 17 rbi and hit .271 during that time period.  If healthy, Snyder could be a good backup catcher as he does have some pop in his bat. Looks like yet another good move for Jeff Luhnow!

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  • LEXthePEX

    Love the move, no more Corporan and maybe less Q. Like Q as a backup but Synder is a nice upgrade. Could see Castro in the minors one more year.

  • LEXthePEX

    Love the move, no more Corporan and maybe less Q. Like Q as a backup but Synder is a nice upgrade. Could see Castro in the minors one more year.

  • astrosince1975

    Didn’t I predict this last night?

  • LEXthePEX

    @astrosince1975 We’re not worthy…We’re not worthy…We’re not worthy

  • astrosince1975

    Now for my next prediction. EDR will be DFA’d to clear a spot on the roster.

  • astrosince1975

    Didn’t I predict this last night?

    • LEXthePEX

      @astrosince1975 We’re not worthy…We’re not worthy…We’re not worthy

  • astrosince1975

    Now for my next prediction. EDR will be DFA’d to clear a spot on the roster.

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