Versatile Snyder brings catcher's glove to camp
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Brandon Snyder arrived in camp carrying a catcher's glove on Sunday. Snyder wants to be prepared in case the Rangers ask him to catch.
"You never know, just in case," Snyder said. "I caught some [pitchers'] bullpens the other day. I'll wait for them to decide, but I'm prepared for anything."
Snyder played in 40 games for the Rangers last season and was used at first, third and both corner outfield spots. But he also learned to catch and caught one inning in a 21-8 loss to the Mariners on May 30. The Rangers only carry two catchers, but also like to have one utility player who can go behind the plate in an emergency.