Diamondbacks catcher Chris Snyder is close to finalizing a three-year contract extension with Arizona, MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert reports.
Snyder, 28 in February, hit .237 with 16 homers and 64 RBI in 2008.
A baseball source said late last week that the final details were being worked out, and Snyder would then take a physical before the contract is signed, Gilbert wrote.
Gilbert spoke with Diamondbacks starting pitcher Brandon Webb about Snyder’s new deal.
“Having ‘Snydes’ behind the plate for the next two years will be great,” said Webb, who is under contract through next season with an option for 2010.
MLBTR posted reports about the possible extension on Dec. 23.