Brad Snyder has been called upon to help the Texas Rangers fill their first base void. The team purchased the contract of the 32-year-old from Triple A Round Rock on Tuesday, and he’s starting at first and batting sixth tonight against the Marlins.
Mitch Moreland (left ankle) is headed to the disabled list, and the team transferred Matt Harrison (back surgery) to the 60-day disabled list to clear roster spots for Snyder.
Snyder has played a total of 20 games in the big leagues, making two stints with the Cubs in 2010 and 2011. A first-round pick in 2003, he has played primarily corner outfield positions in his career.
Snyder made two starts at first base the past two nights for the Express, though. He has been swinging the bat well at Triple A, too, posting a .284 average with 18 home runs and 51 RBIs over 61 games.