We have a bit of news this afternoon prior to the start of a two game series against Miami, according to Evan Grant, among others.
Brad Snyder purchased from Round Rock and in #Rangers lineup at 1b— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) June 10, 2014
Snyder, a former first-round pick, hasn't played in the big leagues since 2011, and has a total of 37 plate appearances to his credit above the minor league level. On the season at AAA Round Rock, Snyder has primarily played in the outfield and at DH, making his last 2 starts at 1st base.
It would appear that the Rangers have officially reached "try anything" mode, looking to see if someone can stick at the position and at least provide replacement-level production in the even that Mitch Moreland ends up missing significant time.
Snyder's .923 OPS in 260 plate appearances for Round Rock this season are at least encouraging, and his 18 home runs -- helping to pad a .573 slugging percentage -- are likely the biggest reason that the organization has decided to give him a shot. He'll be immediately thrown into the fire, as he gets the start at 1st tonight, batting 6th.