Snider released

BALTIMORE— Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette’s biggest offseason move, the trade for outfielder Travis Snider, officially ended on Saturday as the organization announced Snider had been released.

Designated for assignment on Friday, Snider batted .237 with a .341 slugging percentage in 69 games for the Orioles. In 211 at-bats, he hit three home runs. Snider, acquired in a deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates, was coming off a 2014 season in which he hit .264/.338/.438 and Duquette cited Snider’s relative youth and a strong second half for primary reasons for the deal.

In 60 second-half games last year, Snider hit nine homers and had 24 RBIs, posting a .288/.356/.524 line. He is the latest Orioles outfielder to be designated, joining Alejandro De Aza, Delmon Young —who were both released—Chris Parmelee and David Lough, who was designated on Friday.

Snider is making $2.1 million this year.

3 Comments

With Travis Snider gone now.I hope this will make Nolan Rimold are every left outfielder now. I would hope so. I think Nolan is very good in the outfield.

We were forced to take chances and sign players like Snyder etc etc., based on the fact our cheap skate owner refuses to pay for quality players; lets face it Baltimore Orioles will never win another championship in the Peter Angelos era. While he rakes in millions a year on TV revenues, etc etc, this cheap skate owber refuses to sign the quality players we need. There is no future for the Baltimore Orioles as long as this idiot owns the team. Submitted by: Frank Kalita

Snider was a mistake, homo sapiens do that from time to time even the wisest of us.
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