Pirates GM Neal Huntington says OF Travis Snider had offseason surgery on the left big toe that forced him to the disabled list last season.
Snider hit .215 with 5 HR & 25 RBI last season for the Pirates. He was once considered a "can't miss" prospect for the Blue Jays but injuries and strikeouts have derailed his career. Analyst: Jeff Mans View Profile
Clubs that have talked to the Pirates believe that James Loney is emerging as their top choice at first base. They are also interested in Adam Lind and Mitch Moreland.
What has to mentally wrong with you to ever consider James Loney as your top choice at anything? James Loney isn't his own families first choice to start at 1B at the family reunion softball game. If the Pirates want to remain among the elite of the NL this year and in the future they must stop acting like a pathetic small market scrap seeking franchise. Analyst: Jeff Mans View Profile