Cubs Ink Bryan LaHair to Minor League Deal … Re-Sign Brad Snyder

According to a report from Jon Paul Morosi, the Cubs signed first baseman Bryan LaHair to a minor league deal. In the first, of what should be several minor league signings leading up to spring training, the minor league deal for the left-handed first baseman includes an invitation to Spring Training.

According to a report from Carrie Muskat on Friday, it appears the Cubs have re-signed outfielder Brad Snyder to a minor league contract. Snyder became a minor league free agent at the end of the 2009 campaign. Snyder was claimed off waivers from the Cleveland Indians in September of 2008 and added to the 40-man roster. Snyder was placed on waivers following big league camp last spring and outrighted to Triple-A Iowa a year ago.

Updated – 11:57am CSTAccording to a report from the Chicago Tribune, the Cubs re-signed Brad Snyder.

The Mariners picked Bryan LaHair in the 39th round of the 2002 draft. The lefty hitting, right-handed throwing first baseman was removed from the Mariners’ 40-man roster last October.

LaHair played in 45 games for Seattle in 2008 and hit .250 with a .315 OBP in 150 plate appearances … four doubles and three homers.

Bryan LaHair’s Page from Baseball Reference

Carrie Muskat mentioned Brad Snyder in her winter ball update and stated “Snyder, expected in the Cubs’ camp this spring as a non-roster invitee.”

The Indians used their first round pick of the 2003 draft on Brad Snyder. The lefty outfielder performed well in just 69 games for the Iowa Cubs last season. Snyder spent a majority of the year on the DL with a broken wrist.

Snyder’s line in 2009: .278/.335/.549/.883 with 16 doubles and 14 home runs.

Brad Snyder was in big league camp with the Cubs in 2009 … and there has not been an official announcement of the re-signing of Brad Snyder. [Updated 11:57am CST - According to a report from the Tribune, the Cubs have re-signed Brad Snyder]

Brad Snyder’s Page from Baseball Reference

The full list of non-roster invitees (players not on the 40-man roster) to big league camp should be released in the next 10 to 15 days … and is expected to include Starlin Castro and Casey Coleman.

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