Player News

Team News
Arizona Diamondbacks
Atlanta Braves
Baltimore Orioles
Boston Red Sox
Chicago Cubs
Chicago White Sox
Cincinnati Reds
Cleveland Indians
Colorado Rockies
Detroit Tigers
Florida Marlins
Houston Astros
Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Angels
Los Angeles Dodgers
Milwaukee Brewers
Minnesota Twins
New York Mets
New York Yankees
Oakland Athletics
Philadelphia Phillies
Pittsburgh Pirates
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants
Seattle Mariners
St. Louis Cardinals
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Texas Rangers
Toronto Blue Jays
Washington Nationals

Ian Snell


Snell is making a serious bid to join fellow prospects Zach Duke and Paul Maholm in the Pittsburgh rotation. The 24-year-old right-hander worked four scoreless innings in a 3-2 win over Cleveland on Friday, lowering his ERA for the spring to 1.38. Snell has made four appearances and worked 13 innings.


Snell earned his first career major league victory after pitching eight shutout innings, while striking out five and allowing only three hits and three walks. The excellent outing came against Roger Clemens and the Houston Astros.


The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled Snell on Monday, and the pitching prospect will start against 21-game winner Chris Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. Snell was up for most of two months from late June through mid-August, and the 23-year-old righthander was 0-2 with a 6.84 ERA in two starts and 10 relief appearances.


Snell has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis by the Pittsburgh Pirates, opening a spot on the roster for reliever Mike Gonzalez, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. In 12 appearances with the major league club this season, including two starts, Snell is 0-2 with a 6.84 ERA.