Catcher Chris Snyder, who was playing for Round Rock, has retired.
— Anthony Andro (@aandro) April 19, 2014
Snyder was signed by the Rangers as catching depth when Giovanni Soto went down with an injury. As Andro notes he was playing for Triple-A Round Rock.
The 33-year-old played 10 seasons between four clubs. He broke in to the majors with Arizona and played 6 1/2 seasons in the desert before a mid-season trade in 2010 to Pittsburgh. Snyder played the rest of 2012 and all of 2011 with the Pirates. He signed consecutive one-year deals with Houston and Baltimore after that.
Last season with the Orioles, Snyder picked up two hits in 20 at-bats in limited time down the stretch. He retires a career .224 hitter with 77 home runs. He was hitting .238 in 21 at-bats for Round Rock.