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Orioles designate Teagarden, purchase contracts of Snyder, Clevenger
Orioles designate Teagarden, purchase contracts of Snyder, Clevenger

NEW YORK — The Orioles made major switches at the catcher position on the first day of roster expansion Sunday, designating backup Taylor Teagarden for assignment while purchasing the contract of veteran Chris Snyder and Baltimore native Steve Clevenger from Triple-A Norfolk. Teagarden, who has been the Orioles’ chief backup behind Matt Wieters since last, found himself as the odd man out. Snyder — who filled in when Teagarden went on the disabled list earlier this season — could have opted out of his contract if the Orioles didn’t add him to the active roster Sunday. Organizational catching depth has been a concern for the Orioles. But they like...

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