The 26-year-old has been playing regularly in the last two weeks, and the team sent slumping rookie Gregory Polanco down to Triple-A Indianapolis to work on his swing. Snider has a .311 average in his last 17 games entering Wednesday, but his bunt single was just his second hit in his last 21 at-bats.
Snider was the third Pirates player to be removed for injury reasons in the last two games. Andrew McCutchen (rib) and Pedro Alvarez (right foot) were both taken out of Tuesday night's 5-2 win. McCutchen returned to the lineup Wednesday, but Alvarez did not, and was unavailable in Wednesday's game.
Stephen Pianovich is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.