Astros sign former Pirates catcher

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Chris Snyder has landed in Houston, which announced on Friday that it has signed the veteran backstop to a one-year deal with a mutual option for 2013. Snyder became a free agent when the Pirates opted not to pick up his club option at the end of the year.

Once the Pirates signed Rod Barajas back in November, it was assumed that Snyder would not be returning. In parts of two seasons with Pittsburgh, Snyder hit .214.

My MLB.com colleague and Astros writer Brian McTaggart has a story on Snyder here.

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