Sooooo... about the Nats' catching depth...

ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick was first with the news this afternoon that the Washington Nationals had added 31-year-old, nine-year veteran catcher Chris Snyder on a minor league deal:

The move has since been confirmed by several sources. The former Arizona Diamondbacks' backstop played for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2010-11 and the Houston Astros in 2012. In 76 games and 258 plate appearances with Houston last year, Snyder had a .176/.295/.308 line with 8 doubles and seven home runs. On his career, the '02 D-Backs' 2nd Round pick has a .225/.329/.385 line. The veteran catcher, as ESPN.com's Mr. Crasnick (and NatsInsider.com's Mark Zuckerman) noted on Twitter, gives the Nationals depth in case Wilson Ramos (who had surgery to repair a torn ACL and meniscus in his right knee last summer) is less than 100% come Opening Day. Snyder was drafted by the D-Backs when current Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo was Arizona's Director of Scouting.