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Is Snyder the odd-man out?

According to, Kyle Snyder left the clubhouse today "dejected" after being told he was going to be designated for assignment to make room for Josh Beckett, who starts tomorrow's game against the Jays.

No official roster move was made following Boston's 10-2 loss to Toronto, and Snyder did not address the issue with reporters after the game. The Sox right-hander did look visibly upset as he left the clubhouse, though, and a report on the Boston Globe's Web site indicated that he had in fact been designated.


The Sox need to make a move prior to Sunday's game against the Jays in order to activate Beckett off the 15-day disabled list in time to make his start.

The 30-year-old Snyder is out of options, and therefore cannot be sent to Triple-A Pawtucket. He was 0-0 with a 27.07 ERA in two appearances with Boston this season.

Although I like Snyder and I think he's better than some other options in the bullpen right now, it makes completely sense for him to be the odd-man out. He and Julian Tavarez have been serving the same role for the past year now. No team needs two long relief pitchers.

Now Bryan Corey can breath a sigh of relief after he struggled today. Glad to see the Sox haven't dumped David Aardsma yet, either. I see a lot of potential in him. I just hope the Sox give him a fair chance to shine.