June 10, 2011
First, Pittsburgh Pirates backup catcher Ryan Doumit(notes) went out in May with a fractured left ankle. Now, starting catcher Chris Snyder(notes) will have surgery Friday for a herniated disc and could be out for the season, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Doumit is still a month away from returning, the paper notes.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Pirates put a waiver claim in for Jake Fox(notes), who was designated for assignment by the Baltimore Orioles last week. "About a dozen teams have a better waiver spot than the Pirates, who should learn Friday if the claim was awarded," the paper reports.