Former Nats catcher Chris Snyder retires from MLB

Former Nats catcher Chris Snyder retires from MLB
April 20, 2014, 2:30 pm
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Former Nationals catcher Chris Snyder has retired from the game of baseball after 10 major league seasons.

The 33-year-old never appeared in a MLB regular season game with the Nats, but had two tenures with the team. He played with the Nats during spring training in both 2013 and 2014, each time getting released before Opening Day.

After getting cut by the Nationals this spring, Snyder signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers. He played 21 games with their Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock before deciding to call it a career.

Snyder leaves baseball with a .224 career average across 715 total MLB games. He debuted with the Diamondbacks in 2004, and later played for the Pirates, Astros and Orioles.