Jays Trade Travis Snider
By Richard Janvrin-TRST Senior MLB Analyst Follow Richard on Twitter: @RJanvrin3_TRST
The Toronto Blue Jays have traded outfielder Travis Snider to the Pittsburgh Pirates for pitcher Brad Lincoln.
Snider who left his minor league game mid-game was seen spotted hugging teammates and coaches as he had learned he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Snider, 24, was drafted in 2006 by the Blue Jays and just never seemed to get it together at the big league level. In his major league career, he has a .247/.305/.429 line with 31 HR through 914 major league at-bats. His minor league, however, has been fantastic posting a career line of .308/.383/.528 and a line this season of .325/.409/.567 with 13 HR and 57 RBIs. Snider will fill the void the Pirates have been looking for, a left handed bat off of the bench.
Lincoln, 27, and a former first round pick, has struggled at the Major League level going 7-9 with a 4.62 ERA and a 6.4 K/9.