Snell, another MLB vet, enters his first season with the Ducks. He comes to Long Island with seven seasons of Major League experience, spending time with the Pittsburgh Pirates (2004-09) and Seattle Mariners (2009-10). In 152 career games (136 starts), the right-hander has a 4.80 ERA, two complete games and 639 strikeouts in just over 800 innings of work. His best season came in 2007 with the Pirates when he compiled a 3.76 ERA and a career-high 177 strikeouts in 32 starts.
The 31-year-old has spent nine seasons in the minor leagues and has an sparkling career record of 64-27 with a 3.24 ERA, eight complete games, five shutouts and 721 strikeouts in 132 games (124 starts). A native of Delaware, he was named the Pirates organizational Pitcher of the Year in 2003 and threw a no-hitter as a member of the Indianapolis Indians (AAA, Pirates) in 2005. Snell was originally drafted by the Pirates in the 26th round of the 2000 amateur draft.