SALT LAKE CITY - Chris Snyder has played eight seasons in Major League Baseball, most recently with the Houston Astros last year.
He's now trying to get back to the majors, and he's making a good case for himself after a hot start with the Salt Lake Bees. He’s leading the team with a .379 batting average, seven home runs and 21 runs batted in.
The Bees' Major League affiliate has two young catchers on their roster, so Snyder's future might not be with the Angels. But if he keeps it up, other teams could come calling.
"You ask any team and they're going to tell you that if you have depth at catcher, that's where you want to have it," said Snyder. "If it doesn't work out here, there's 29 other teams out there, so each time any of us has a chance to go back there, we get to showcase what we can do for this organization as well as everybody else."
He may not want to stay in Salt Lake City for long, but he is making the most of his time with the Bees.
"I'm enjoying it. I'm having a great time. Salt Lake is a great place, I love it. Downtown is good, found some good places to eat. We've got a gorgeous backdrop, probably the nicest backdrop I've ever seen in baseball, so I'm just enjoying it."