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Pirates Officially Complete Chris Snyder Trade

Dejan Kovacevic reports that the Pirates and Diamondbacks have made the Chris Snyder trade official.

I'm happy with the deal. The Bucs get a good major league catcher who can actually play defense, and all it cost them was D.J. Carrasco and a bit of money. Snyder is a risk because of his problems hitting for average, but he brings enough power and walks to be an asset at the plate. He'll become the Pirates' primary catcher, moving Ryan Doumit, whose defense this year had been a disaster, to a bench role.

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