May 4, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Baltimore Orioles catcher Chris Snyder (48) during a stoppage in play in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Rangers to sign Chris Snyder


The Rangers addressed one immediate concern on Tuesday afternoon.

Less than 24 hours after being released by the Washington Nationals, the Rangers signed catcher Chris Snyder to a minor league deal. Snyder will be a catcher at Triple-A to replace Robinson Chirinos, who will be on the 25-man Major League roster. Chirinos will serve as the backup to J.P. Arencibia, who is taking over for the injured Geovany Soto.

This spring, Snyder was 5-for-14 for Washington, having hit a homer and driven in 5. Over his career, the 33-year old has over 700 games behind the dish, although he only played in 9 games with the Orioles last season.

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