Angels trade Chris Snyder to Baltimore Orioles for Rob Delaney.

Rob DelaneyThe Angels acquired another relief pitcher Sunday, trading minor-league catcher Chris Snyder to the Baltimore Orioles for right-hander Rob Delaney.

Delaney, 28, has five games of major-league experience with the Twins and Rays, all out of the bullpen. His numbers aren’t impressive: Eight walks, three strikeouts and seven earned runs in six innings — a 10.50 earned-run average. With the Orioles’ Triple-A affiliate, the Norfolk Tides, Delaney was 0-1 with nine hits and six earned runs in 5 ⅓ innings (a 10.13 ERA) this season.

Like Snyder, Delaney won’t be on the Angels’ 40-man roster right away, though that seems liable to change if he pitches well. The Angels’ relief corps has been battered by injuries with Sean Burnett joining Kevin Jepsen and Ryan Madson on the disabled list over the weekend.

For comparison’s sake, Dane De La Rosa had a 10.95 ERA in 12 major-league games prior to this season, but acclimated well at the major-league level after the Angels obtained him from Tampa Bay in spring training.

Snyder arrived late in spring training with expectations of challenging for the backup catcher’s position. He was assigned to Triple-A after Hank Conger sorted out his throwing issues and never appeared in a major-league game with the Angels. Snyder batted .342/.388/.684 with Triple-A Salt Lake.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.