The Angels have signed 32-year old righty swinging catcher Chris Snyder to a minor league deal. He is going to have a really solid shot of winning the backup catcher job for the Angels for 2013. He played in 76 games for the Astros last year and he was 39 for 221 (.176 avg, .602 OPS) with 23 runs scored, 7 homers and 24 RBIs. Snyder has now played in 706 games in his first 9 years in the majors and he is 465 of 2,067 (.225 avg, .714 OPS) with 227 runs scored, 77 homers and 297 RBIs. This was a good pickup for the Angels.