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Pirates pick up OF Snider from Blue Jays

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired outfielder Travis Snider from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for pitcher Brad Lincoln.

The deal was made prior to Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver trade deadline.

The Pirates are unlikely buyers in the market this year. Despite a 14-4 loss to the Cubs Monday night, they are 58-44 on the season and just three games behind first-place Cincinnati in the NL Central. The Pirates also currently hold one of the two wild card spots.

The 24-year-old Snider was Toronto's first-round selection in the 2006 draft. The left-handed hitter entered Monday's action with a .235 average, three homers and eight RBI in nine games with the Blue Jays.

In 61 games with Triple-A Las Vegas, Snider batted .335 with 13 home runs and 57 RBI.

Lincoln, a 27-year-old right-hander, is 4-2 with a 2.73 ERA in 28 games (5 starts) this year, his third in the majors.