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Orioles Get Snider From Pirates

The Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed on a trade that will send Travis Snider to Baltimore for prospect Stephen Tarpley and a player to be named later.  The move gives Baltimore an outfielder they were looking to get this offseason, and the Pirates get a young lefty and potentially a second one as well.  According to MLBTradeRumors Neal Huntington states the PTBNL will be similar to Tarpley.

Snider, 27, is entering his eighth season in the major leagues spending time with Toronto Blue Jays and Pittsburgh Pirates.  He plays both corner outfield positions but will most likely stay in right field with Alejandro De Aza in left and of course Adam Jones in center.  He played in a career high 140 games in 2014 batting .264 with 13 home runs.

Tarpley, 21, spent 2014 with the New York-Penn League Aberdeen Ironbirds, going 3-5 with an ERA of 3.68.  He appeared in 13 games starting 12 of them, pitching 66 innings and recording 60 strikeouts.

It isn’t known who the PTBNL is, but the Baltimore Sun mentioned that it could be left-handed pitcher Steven Brault.

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