The Cleveland Indians on Thursday called up infielder Cory Snyder from the Triple-A Maine Guides to fill the roster vacancy created when first baseman Pat Tabler was put on the disabled list with a thigh injury.
Meanwhile, in Rochester, N.Y., attorney Douglass Jones represented Snyder at a pretrial conference before City Judge John R. Schwartz. Snyder is charged with two counts of third-degree assault.
The charges stem from an incident several weeks ago when Snyder, playing for the Guides, threw his bat in disgust after popping out. The bat flew into the stands, where it cut the lip of one woman and broke the nose of her granddaughter.
Schwartz scheduled a pretrial hearing for July 7. Snyder does not have to be present.
Snyder, 23, from Canyon High and Brigham Young, was leading the Guides with a .302 batting average, ninth best in the International League. He had nine home runs and 32 runs batted in.
He was the Indians' top choice in the June, 1984, draft--and the fourth player chosen overall. He played for the U.S. Olympic team in 1984 and at Double-A Waterbury in 1985. Snyder hit .281 with 28 home runs and 94 RBIs in winning Eastern League MVP honors at Waterbury.