Travis Snider LF/RF BAL 2 weeks ago

Snider is not in the lineup against Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

David Lough is starting in left field while Alejandro de Aza is in right, while the Orioles have not provided a reason for Snider's absence. He's hitting .270/.341/.378 for the season, but was surprisingly in the starting lineup against lefty Mark Buehrle on Tuesday night.

Travis Snider LF/RF BAL 1 month ago

Snider is out of the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Snider has now been relegated to the bench for four of the past five contests, as it appears the club has gone in favor of starting Delmon Young in right field and Jimmy Paredes as the DH. That is the case again Wednesday, and could continue to be a theme moving forward.

Travis Snider LF/RF BAL 1 month ago

Snider is not in the lineup Monday against the White Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Snider will receive his second consecutive day off as this one will come against the right-handed Hector Noesi. There's no news of any ailments or issues with the lefty, so it appears it's just a regular day off for Snider as Delmon Young will slot in as the right fielder in his stead with Jimmy Paredes taking the DH duties.

Travis Snider LF/RF BAL 1 month ago

Snider will not be in the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox, Rich Dubroff of CSN Baltimore reports.

With southpaw Wade Miley starting for the Red Sox, manager Buck Showalter will leave two of his left-handed hitting outfielders in Snider and Alejandro De Aza out of the lineup, replacing them with the right-handed Delmon Young and Steve Pearce, respectively. Snider has actually fared better against left-handers in his career and has succeeded in his limited chances this season (5-for-10 with an RBI), so it's conceivable that he could soon begin to earn Showalter's trust as an even more regular option in the lineup.

Travis Snider LF/RF BAL 1 month ago

Snider went 1-for-3 with a run scored in Monday's loss to Boston.

He tripled and scored the O's only run of the day Monday, working from the fifth spot in the order against Boston right-hander Justin Masterson. Snider is hitting .306/.405/.472 through 11 games with his new club, and he appears to be a nice offseason addition for Baltimore as the replacement for Nick Markakis in right field.

Travis Snider LF/RF BAL 2 months ago

Snider is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Blue Jays.

There was some talk this spring of Snider staying in the lineup against southpaws, and he'll slot into the No. 7 spot for Baltimore's first matchup with a lefty this season. It thus appears Snider will have a shot to lock down the everyday role, but he'll need to hold his own against lefties.

Travis Snider LF/RF BAL 2 months ago

Snider went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in Monday's win over the Rays.

Snider started in right field and hit fifth in the order. He figures to drop to sixth with Chris Davis returning from suspension and there could be occasional days off in a time share with Steve Pearce, Alejandro De Aza and Delmon Young. However, if he extends his hot start he could secure every day playing time.

Travis Snider LF/RF BAL 2 months ago

The Orioles have avoided putting Snider in the lineup against left-handers in recent days, MASN Sports reports.

Earlier this spring, it appeared the Orioles were set to give Snider full time at-bats in right field. It is unusual that the club would shield a veteran from a certain handed pitcher in spring training rather than find out if Snider has the ability to hit that type of pitcher. The Orioles have flexibility among lightly established players in Steve Pearce, Delmon Young, Alejandro De Aza and Snider, so it is possible Snider yields to the platoon with at-bats going to some combination of the other players. Snider is 9-for-35 with one double this spring, which lands his slugging at just .286.

Travis Snider LF/RF BAL 3 months ago

The Orioles prefer to avoid a platoon in right field and Snider is the top candidate for the every day if the team indeed goes in that direction, MASN Sports reports.

This was the assumption when the Orioles dealt two minor leaguers to the Pirates for Snider. Steve Pearce, Delmon Young and Chris Davis are other possibilities, but each of the three could find at-bats elsewhere. Snider will look to build on his reduced strikeout rate (18.7% in 2014, a career best) while providing decent pop and little speed.

Travis Snider LF/RF BAL 4 months ago

Snider was traded to the Orioles on Tuesday in exchange for Stephen Tarpley and a player to be named later, Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports.

It has been a very bumpy ride for Snider, as he is now on his third team since being a consensus top-10 prospect in baseball prior to the 2009 season. Snider could not be going to a better situation, since the Orioles were planning on giving a lot of at-bats to Alejandro De Aza, Steve Pearce and Delmon Young, so if he performs, he should be able to get a few starts each week. He hit 13 home runs with a .264/.338/.438 slash line in 359 plate appearances last season for the Pirates, so there could be some value here in deeper leagues.