Snider reports, ready to go
Let the Travis Snider era begin. The Pirates’ late-Monday acquisition has reported to Wrigley Field, been issued uniform No. 23 — and presumably will be in right field and in the lineup for tonight’s game against the Cubs and (?)Ryan Dempster.(?)
To accomodate Snider – who comes in a trade with Toronto for Brad Lincoln — the Pirates had to make two moves:
Drew Sutton has been designated for assignment, which gives the Bucs 10 days to try to work out a deal for him. And Daniel McCutchen has been recalled from Indianapolis, to occupy the bullpen seat vacated by Lincoln.
Clint Hurdle’s lineup will be interesting. Where to slot Snider (assuming he jumps right in)? I’m thinking Walker-McCutchen-Jones-Snider, 2 through 5.