Source: Red Sox sign Brandon Snyder
|04.02.13 at 3:41 pm ET|
NEW YORK — According to a major league source, the Red Sox have signed versatile corner man Brandon Snyder to a minor league deal. He will play for Triple-A Pawtucket.
Snyder, the No. 13 overall pick in the 2005 draft by the Orioles, has played in 56 career games with the Orioles and Rangers, hitting .276/.324/.418. Though primarily a first baseman, Snyder has played first, third, left and right field as well as catcher. The 26-year-old played a career-high 40 games last year for the Rangers, hitting .277/.309/.446 with three homers in 69 plate appearances. He was granted his release from the Rangers last week.
Snyder is cousins with Red Sox minor league pitcher Madison Younginer, who will open the season in Single-A Greenville.
News of Snyder’s agreement with the Sox was first reported by Chris Cotillo (via twitter).
Latest from Bleacher Report
- Updates on Red Sox Outfielder Chris Young Injury's
- Moncada Has a 'Following Everywhere We Go'
- AL ERA Leader Steven Wright Filling Red Sox's Need for Co-Ace
- Rusney Castillo Clears Waivers, Sent to Triple-A: Comments, Reaction
- Ted Williams 'Would Have Loved' Ortiz Hitting HR No. 521
- Prospect Profile for Red Sox's 1st-Round Pick Jason Groome
- Can Red Sox Make Real Run at 1,000 Runs in 2016?
- 2016 Annual Drive - Help Keep SoxProspects Free!
- Chris Marrero, Sean O'Sullivan selected to Int'l League All-Star Team
- Scouting Scratch: Josh Pennington, Darwinzon Hernandez and Gerson Bautista
- Cup of Coffee: Benintendi celebrates Futures Game selection with four-hit night
- Moncada and Benintendi named to Futures Game
- Cup of Coffee: Wilkerson strikes out eight to make his case
- Podcast Ep. #100: Your regularly scheduled June programming
- Red Sox promote Miller, option Cuevas
- Weekly Notes: Promotions continue and scouting notes
- Cup of Coffee: Ball great again, Benintendi stays hot