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Pirates Acquire Chris Snyder

John Perrotto tweets that the Pirates will officially acquire Diamondbacks catcher Chris Snyder, after MLB approval of money coming to the Pirates. Given that the Diamondbacks apparently wanted the Yankees to take on Snyder's salary in a potential Dan Haren trade, the Pirates may be footing a good chunk of the bill. Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic has the same info about the trade.

Snyder will earn $5.75 million next year, and has a club option for $6.75 million the year after. If the option is not exercised, Snyder receives a $750,000 buyout.

No word yet on what players the Pirates are sending to the Diamondbacks.

As John Perrotto speculated earlier in the night, Snyder's presence may signal the end of Ryan Doumit’s days behind the plate. In addition to Doumit’s DL stint from a concussion, he’s been a defensive liability.

Update: Jen Langosch of says that D.J. Carrasco, Ryan Church, and Bobby Crosby are going to Arizona for Snyder. The Pirates will also receive an unnamed minor league player.

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