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Snyder has herniated disc, to have back surgery

Posted on: June 9, 2011 6:13 pm
Edited on: June 9, 2011 6:26 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Pirates catcher Chris Snyder has been placed on the disabled list with a back injury, and the news gets worse from there. Snyder has suffered disc herniation and will have to have surgery Friday (MLB.com via Twitter). The Pirates haven't given a timetable for his return, but herniated disc surgery means he's going to be shelved for quite a while. Maybe even the rest of the 2011 season.

Snyder is hitting .271 with 17 RBI and a .772 OPS in 34 games. His .376 OBP is outstanding for a catcher.

This is a pretty big blow for the Pirates. They haven't had a season of .500 or better since 1992 but are currently sitting right at .500 (30-30). Ryan Doumit is on the disabled list with a fractured ankle and isn't going to be back before the end of June at the earliest. That leaves the Pirates with Dusty Brown and Wyatt Toregas behind the plate for the time being. Basically, don't expect much offense from the Pirates' catchers until Doumit is healthy enough to return.

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