Snider Back in Lineup after Brief Rest
Travis Snider

Posted May 9, 2007


LANSING- Travis Snider was back in the lineup Wednesday morning after sitting out three consecutive games.

Travis Snider missed half of spring training because of a pulled back muscle. Despite playing in just a handful of spring training games, Snider began the season on a tear with Single-A Lansing. Over the first month of the season Snider batted .405 (32-79) with one home run and thirteen runs batted in.

However, it appeared the long stretch of games took a toll on the right fielder. He began May going just 4-for-19 so the club decided to give the outfielder some time off.

“The coaching staff gave me some days off,” Snider said Wednesday after going 0-for-4 in his first game back after sitting out three days.

Snider said there was nothing seriously wrong, and his back was not acting up again.

“The back is fine. I had played 25 straight games. They felt I needed some time off.”

Despite batting .174 this month Snider is still hitting .353 on the season, and is second in the Midwest League in batting average.


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