Snyder making progress

Catcher Chris Snyder hit off the tee Friday for the second time since going on the disabled list June 23 with a lower back strain.

Snyder also walked the stairs at Coors Field in the afternoon.

Whereas in the past the rotation from swinging the bat led to tightness in the back he did not feel that Friday.

“I had felt it for about two or three weeks before going on the DL,” he said. “But it didn’t bother me on rotation until the last game I played in Kansas City. Then it started bothering me when I swung the bat. If it was a different kind of injury, I would probably play through it, but because of the position I play and the way I play it I can’t.”

Snyder said that an MRI taken of his back showed a slight bulge in the left disc and a slight strain in the ligament. He is hoping to be able to maybe catch a bullpen session just prior to the All-Star Break.

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