Brandon Snyder

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Brandon Snyder
Brandon Snyder on July 26, 2013.jpg
Snyder with the Boston Red Sox
Free agent
First baseman
Born: (1986-11-23) November 23, 1986 (age 28)
Las Vegas Valley, Nevada
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 10, 2010 for the Baltimore Orioles
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Batting average .243
Home runs 5
Runs batted in 20
Teams
Snyder during his tenure with the Baltimore Orioles in 2011

Brandon Ramon Snyder (born November 11, 1986) is an American professional baseball first baseman, third baseman, and outfielder who is a free agent. He played high school baseball at Westfield High School in Chantilly, Virginia. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox.

Professional career[edit]

Draft[edit]

Snyder was a 1st round draft pick by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2005 MLB Draft.[1]

Baltimore Orioles[edit]

Snyder made his MLB debut on September 10, 2010 against the Detroit Tigers. He came in as a defensive replacement in the 9th inning.[2] His first Major League hit, an RBI single, came in the second inning on September 13, 2010, against Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marc Rzepczynski.

Snyder played six games in two separate stints with the Orioles in 2011.

Texas Rangers[edit]

On January 3, 2012, Snyder was traded to the Texas Rangers for cash considerations.[1] He made the Rangers' major-league roster as a backup first baseman and outfielder.

On May 2, 2012, Snyder hit his first Major League home run against Toronto Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero at the Rogers Centre.[3]

On August 2, 2012, Snyder was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock to make room for third baseman Mike Olt.

On December 12, 2012, the Rangers announced that Snyder had signed a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training.[4] He was released on March 27, 2013.

Boston Red Sox[edit]

On March 31, 2013, Snyder signed a minor-league contract with the Pawtucket Red Sox.[5] His contract was purchased by the Red Sox on June 25, 2013 to take the roster spot of Will Middlebrooks, who was optioned to the minors. Snyder resigned with the Sox in November, accepting a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Personal[edit]

He is the son of former major league pitcher Brian Snyder.

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