Snider will be back in action for Triple-A Saturday

Snider will be back in action for Triple-A Saturday

TORONTO -- Left fielder Travis Snider will return to Triple-A Las Vegas' lineup on Saturday.

Snider had been out of action since mid-May because of a jammed right wrist. He began his rehab in extended spring training before appearing in five games for Class A Dunedin.

The 24-year-old could be considered for a promotion to the big leagues in the near future but will first need to prove he is back to full strength.

"He just has to play well, get back in Las Vegas, get hot, start playing well to put himself into the mix," general manager Alex Anthopoulos said. "But he's going to need some at-bats, obviously more than a game or two, just to show he's locked in and playing as well as he did before he got hurt."

Snider posted a .333 average with five home runs and 27 RBIs in 26 games for Las Vegas. He has spent parts of four seasons in the Major Leagues, and is a career .248 hitter with 28 homers and 104 RBIs in 799 at-bats.