Snider jams finger while diving back to first base

Snider jams finger while diving back to first base

Snider jams finger while diving back to first base
TORONTO -- Triple-A Las Vegas outfielder Travis Snider was held out of the lineup late last week following a minor hand injury.

Snider jammed his middle finger while diving back into first base on a pickoff attempt. The 24-year-old was taken to the hospital for further evaluations, but everything checked out normal.

"The catcher attempted a pickoff move, [and Snider] jammed his middle finger on the bag and was just held out for precautionary [reasons]," Blue Jays manager John Farrell said. "But all the MRIs and X-rays, there's nothing there, it's just jammed. There are no fractures or anything."

Snider entered Spring Training in a competition for the starting job in left field, but Eric Thames ultimately won the job, which resulted in Snider being optioned to the Minor Leagues.

Snider is a career .248 hitter, with 28 home runs and 104 RBIs in 232 Major League games. He'll likely be the first outfielder recalled to the big leagues if any of Toronto's starters goes down with an injury.