Orioles activate Teagarden, cut Snyder

Orioles activate Teagarden, cut Snyder
June 4, 2013, 7:45 pm
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The Orioles activated backup catcher Taylor Teagarden from the 15-day disabled list before Tuesday night’s game in Houston. Teagarden dislocated his left thumb on Apr. 28.

To make room for Teagarden on the roster, the Orioles designated Chris Snyder for assignment. Snyder was acquired from the Los Angeles Angels the day after Teagarden’s injury for minor league pitcher Rob Delaney.

In six games, Snyder was 2-for-20. Combined with Teagarden’s 0-for-13 start, Orioles backup catchers are hitting just .061.

The Orioles would like to keep Snyder in the organization, so if he passes through waivers, he’ll be outrighted to Norfolk. The Tides’ catchers are Luis Exposito, who has had a horrible year defensively and Chris Robinson, whose offensive skills are lacking.

On Tuesday, the Tides released Jose Gil to make room for pitcher Jon Rauch. Rauch will have a two-week tryout. He has a June 18 opt-out.