With nothing to play for, it makes sense for the team to take chances on players trying to make a comeback to the majors. The D-Backs' latest signing, former Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Travis Snider, will try to get back to the majors for the first time since 2015.
Snider hit .232 for the Baltimore Orioles and Pirates during the 2015 season, appearing in 87 games. He spent the 2016 season in the Kansas City Royals' minor league system, hitting just .245, and 2017 in the minors for the Texas Rangers and New York Mets, hitting .296.
Diamondbacks sign 30-year-old OF Travis Snider to minor league deal.— Matt Eddy (@MattEddyBA) January 23, 2019
Snider played in Atlantic League last year after spending most of 2016 and 2017 at Triple-A for the Royals, Rangers and Mets.
Snider spent 2018 playing for the Long Island Ducks in the Independent League. With them, he hit 13 homers with 71 RBI, posting a .290/.374/.463 slash line. Evidently, he showed enough talent to warrant a minor league deal.
Throughout his time in the bigs, Snider generally put up effective ABs and hit for moderate power. Arizona's air could be go