Miller, 26, was designated for assignment by the A’s in December after appearing in seven games with the team in 2011, when he was 3-for-12 with a homer. At Triple-A Sacramento in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, Miller batted .276 with a .368 on-base percentage, 32 homers and 16 stolen bases without being caught last season.
A former fourth-round pick of the Florida Marlins in 2003, Miller has played briefly in the big leagues with the Marlins, Kansas City Royals and A’s. In 68 big-league at-bats in parts of three major-league seasons, Miller had two homers, six RBIs and one steal and batted .235 with a .288 on-base percentage.
“Jai Miller has the power, speed, base stealing skills and good athletic ability to be an asset in our outfield as he competes for a spot on our ballclub this spring,” said Dan Duquette, the Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations, in a news release.
Snyder, 25, was the club’s first pick (13th overall) in the 2005 draft out of Centreville, Va. He was drafted as a catcher/third baseman but never really found a position or an extended look in the big leagues.
Eventually, he was switched primarily to first base and had brief call-ups to Baltimore in 2010 and 2011. He had three hits and 13 at-bats in six games for the Orioles in 2011 while batting .261 in 114 games at Triple-A Norfolk. His Orioles career ends with 33 major league at-bats.
The Orioles’ 40-man roster remains full.