Rangers pick up infielder from Baltimore

The Texas Rangers have acquired former first-round pick Brandon Snyder, who was been with the Baltimore organization since he was selected in the 2005 draft.

The Rangers are sending cash considerations to Baltimore for Snyder, who will be added to the 40-man roster. Texas now has 38 players on its 40-man roster.

Snyder, who is primarily a first baseman, hit .261 with 14 home runs and 71 RBI last year in Triple-A. He has had brief stints with the Orioles in each of the past two seasons, hitting .273 in 33 at-bats.

Texas also added some minor-league depth by re-signing first baseman Brad Nelson to a minor-league deal. Nelson hit .281 with 24 home runs and 83 RBI for Triple-A Round Rock last season.