Orioles acquire OF Travis Snider in trade with Pirates

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles have acquired outfielder Travis Snider from the Pittsburgh Pirates for a minor league pitcher and a player to be named.

The teams announced the trade Tuesday night. The Pirates got left-hander Stephen Tarpley.

The 26-year-old Snider hit .264 with 13 home runs and a career-best 38 RBIs in 140 games for the Pirates last season. He was a first-round draft pick by Toronto in 2006.

Snider has hit .246 with 50 homers in his major league career. He can provide outfield depth for the Orioles after they lost Nick Markakis and Nelson Cruz to free agency in the offseason.

The 21-year-old Tarpley was 3-5 with a 3.68 ERA with Class A Aberdeen.

The Orioles also designated catcher Michael Ohlman for assignment.

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