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Perrotto: Door Open For Chris Snyder; Ryan Doumit Out As Primary Catcher

Looks like the Chris Snyder-from-Arizona rumors are picking up steam as John Perrotto of Inside Pittsburgh is reporting that should the Pirates acquire Snyder by the deadline, Ryan Doumit will be out as the Pirates' everday catcher upon his return from the disabled list.

Doumit would serve as the backup catcher and see time in right field and first base while Snyder would catch four to five days per week.

In the event the Bucs don't get Snyder, Doumit will split time with backup Eric Kratz.

Needless to say, though, if the Pirates are already talking about what to do with other personnel once Snyder arrives, you've got to figure there's legitimate smoke emanating from Arizona right now.

Stay tuned.

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