BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have acquired outfielder Travis Snider from the Pittsburgh Pirates for a minor league pitcher and a player to be named.
The teams announced the trade Tuesday night. The Pirates got left-hander Stephen Tarpley.READ MORE: UPDATE: Barricade Situation In Prince George's County Resolved Safely
The 26-year-old Snider hit .264 with 13 home runs and a career-best 38 RBIs in 140 games for the Pirates last season. He was a first-round draft pick by Toronto in 2006.READ MORE: Surveillance Video Shows Response After Four Children Shot In East Baltimore; Governor Criticizes Justice System As ‘Broken’ Amid Spike In Violence
Snider has hit .246 with 50 homers in his major league career. He can provide outfield depth for the Orioles after they lost Nick Markakis and Nelson Cruz to free agency in the offseason.
The 21-year-old Tarpley was 3-5 with a 3.68 ERA with Class A Aberdeen.MORE NEWS: For The Third Day In A Row, Some Baltimore City Schools Were Forced To Dismiss Early Due To Lack Of Air Conditioning
The Orioles also designated catcher Michael Ohlman for assignment.