Royals release Snider from Minors contract

Royals release Snider from Minors contract

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Royals on Wednesday released outfielder Travis Snider from his Minor League contract.

Snider, 28, was somewhat of a long shot to make the club, especially with the emergence of outfielders Reymond Fuentes and Whit Merrifield in camp.

Snider batted .262 this spring with two homers. The Royals may hope to re-sign him to a Minor League deal for outfield depth at Triple-A Omaha.

Jeffrey Flanagan is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @FlannyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.