The Texas Rangers have picked up several former Chicago Cubs over the last couple of seasons.
The list involves Geovany Soto, Ryan Dempter, Matt Garza, Jeff Baker, Andres Blanco, Sammy Sosa and now Brad Snyder.
Snyder was drafted by the Cleveland Indians back in 2003 but was later claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs in 2008. He made his Major League debut in September after hitting 25 home runs and 106 RBI’s the previous year.
He was designated for assignment by the Cubs in June of 2011 then elected for free agency afterwards. Since then, he’s spent a little time with the Houston Astros and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Between the 2010 and 2011 season with the Cubs, the 31 year old outfielder has a career .167/.189/.194 batting line. This year he spent some time with the Arizona Diamondbacks Triple-A affiliate and batted .311/.370/.494 with 12 home runs and 60 RBI’s over 116 games.
He doesn’t have much power behind his bat, but he has the ability to step up when needed and provide some runs here and there. Snyder may not make the Opening Day roster, but he will provide depth to this teams outfield.
Rangers also signed LHP Aaron Poreda and outfielder Brad Snyder to minor league deals that include spring training invites.
— Anthony Andro (@aandro) November 14, 2013