Pirates Expressing Interest in Travis Snider

By Jason Shetler

Pirates GM Neal Huntington mentioned on his Sunday radio show that he has reached out to Travis Snider about a possible return to Pittsburgh.

Snider played three seasons for the Pirates after being acquired by them from the Toronto Blue Jays during the 2012 trade deadline. The 27-year-old outfielder enjoyed a really good second half last year, which prompted the Bucs to sell high on him during the offseason. Snider was dealt to the Baltimore Orioles for pitchers Stephen Tarpley and Steven Brault, who are both having very good seasons. In 69 games played for the Orioles, Snider posted just a .659 OPS before getting designated for assignment and eventually released on Saturday. With the struggles of Travis Ishikawa, the Pirates could view Snider as a slight upgrade.


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