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Catcher Snyder rejoins Nats with Minor League deal

Catcher Snyder rejoins Nats with Minor League deal

Catcher Snyder rejoins Nats with Minor League deal

WASHINGTON -- The Nationals agreed to terms with catcher Chris Snyder on a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training, the team announced Saturday.

Washington is seeking a backup catcher in case Wilson Ramos misses time with an injury.

Snyder was with the team last Spring Training, but was given his unconditional release on March 18. Soon thereafter, Snyder signed a Minor League deal with the Angels before being traded to the Orioles.

Snyder played in eight spring games for Washington and was 4-for-18 (.222) with a homer and two RBIs. He enjoyed his brief time with the Nationals.

"This is a great camp. This is a great group of guys," Snyder said at the time. "I wasn't worried about what's going to happen. I needed a place to go out and play. I'm thankful that [general manager Mike] Rizzo gave me that opportunity."

Snyder could provide power, as evidenced by his career-high 16 homers for the D-backs in 2008.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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