Blue Jays, D’Backs Discussed Snyder For Overbay

SUNDAY, 3:25pm: The Toronto Blue Jays called off the swap because of concerns about Snyder's surgically repaired back, according to Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic.

2:16pm: In an update to last night's article, Gilbert reports that the deal has been put on hold, according to a Major League source.

SATURDAY, 7:44pm: MLB.com's Steve Gilbert cites a Major League source who says the two sides are "making progress" in their discussions.

12:31pm: Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports that the two teams are discussing a Snyder for Lyle Overbay swap. He mentions that it's "unclear how far along the trade talks are."

10:05am: MLBTR has learned that the Blue Jays and Diamondbacks are in trade talks for catcher Chris Snyder

Snyder would be a good fit for the Jays, who have catcher Rod Barajas eligible for free agency.  The 28-year-old Snyder hit .200/.333/.352 for the D'Backs in a season marred by a back injury (he had surgery in September).  Presumably the Blue Jays' doctors would have to check him out before a deal could be completed.  The other issue would be money – Snyder is owed $11.25MM over the next two seasons.  Snyder received the contract on the strength of his '08 season (.237/.348/.452) but has since lost the starting job to Miguel Montero.



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