PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Pirates had been looking for a bat to add to the roster ahead of Tuesday’s Trade Deadline and they pulled the trigger on a deal Monday night.
According to the Pirates’ website, the Pirates acquired outfielder Travis Snider from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for pitcher Brad Lincoln.
In 10 games this season since being called up by Toronto, Snider has a .250 batting average with three homers and eight RBIs.
For his career, Snider has appeared in 242 games and has a .248 batting average with 31 home runs and 112 RBIs.
Lincoln held a 4-2 record with a 2.73 ERA in 28 appearances for the Pirates this season. He also struck out 60 and only walked 14.
Shortly after the trade, Lincoln talked with Andrew Fillipponi on 93-7 The Fan and said the news was a little hard to process, initially. Lincoln said that the trade is hard because of all of the friends that he has in the organization.
With the addition of Snider to the roster, the Pirates will have some decisions to make regarding their lineup, especially in the outfield.
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