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Orioles release Travis Snider, call up Henry Urrutia, option Junior Lake

Orioles release Travis Snider, call up Henry Urrutia, option Junior Lake

The Orioles announced a couple of expected moves Saturday afternoon, officially releasing outfielder Travis Snider from his contract while recalling outfielder-designated hitter Henry Urrutia from Triple-A Norfolk and optioning outfielder Junior Lake to the Tides. Snider, who hit .237 with a .318 on-base percentage and .341 slugging in 211 at-bats, was designated for assignment on Aug. 7. The club had 10 days to trade, place him on waivers or release him. He passed through waivers unclaimed and is now free to sign with anyone as early as Monday. If another team signs him to a major league deal, they’ll have to pay the 27-year-old a prorated portion of the minimum salary. Otherwise,...

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