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Pirates Trade Brad Lincoln to Toronto for Travis Snider

Pirates Trade Brad Lincoln to Toronto for Travis Snider

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired outfielder Travis Snider from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for right-hander Brad Lincoln.

The 24-year-old Snider was Toronto’s first round selection in the 2006 First Year Player Draft and made his Major League debut with the Blue Jays in 2008.

The left-handed hitter entered tonight’s action with a.235 average, three homers and eight RBI in nine games with Toronto. In 61 games with Triple-A Las Vegas, Snider hit .335 with 17 doubles,  13 home runs and 57 RBI.

UPDATE FROM TIM: Travis Snider will have four years of control remaining beyond the 2012 season. One of those years (2013) will likely be a league minimum year. He entered the 2012 season with two years and 15 days of service time, and stayed in Triple-A until June 20th. Snider hit in a very hitter friendly atmosphere in Triple-A, but carried his hitting to the majors, with a .235 average and an .829 OPS in 34 at-bats since being called up. What's encouraging is that all three of ...

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