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It was only a matter of time until Kelly Shoppach was dealt. In the days leading up to the trade deadline on July 31, the Red Sox were in serious discussions with the Mets and the Rangers in an attempt to trade the veteran catcher. But the Red Sox couldn't agree to a deal at the time. Two weeks later, a move was finally made after the Mets claimed Shoppach off waivers. The Red Sox were so desperate to ship Shoppach -- and give rising prospect Ryan Lavarnway playing time -- they traded him for a player to be named...

Kelly Shoppach traded to the Mets

Kelly Shoppach has been traded to the New York Mets for a player to be named later. Shoppach is hitting .250/.327/.471 in 140 at bats with 5 home runs, 12 doubles, and two triples so far this season. This move was made to clear space on the 25/40 man roster for Andrew Bailey and to give Ryan Lavarnway more playing time. Check back here for more info on the trade as it becomes available.

Mets acquire catcher Shoppach

Catcher Kelly Shoppach was acquired Tuesday by the New York Mets from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named following a waiver claim. The 32-year-old Shoppach is hitting .250 with five homers, 12 doubles and 17 RBI in 48 games this year. He was signed by Boston as a free agent last December after spending the previous two season with Tampa Bay. The Mets wanted the right-handed...

Kelly Shoppach Traded by Red Sox to Mets for Player to Be Named Later

The Red Sox are making the most of their wealth of talent behind the plate. Kelly Shoppach has been traded to the Mets for a player to be named later, general manager Ben Cherington announced in a news release Tuesday afternoon. With Jarrod Saltalamacchia getting the bulk of the starts behind the plate this season and catcher-of-the-future Ryan Lavarnway being called up this month...

Rob Johnson Optioned To Buffalo, Mets Activate Kelly Shoppach

Kelly Shoppach: Will he be the answer? As expected, the Mets announced they have activated Kelly Shoppach in time for tonight’s game against the Reds. To make room for Shoppach on the active roster, the Mets optioned Rob Johnson to Triple-A Buffalo. Original Post 8/14 The Mets have acquired righty-hitting catcher Kelly Shoppach from the Red Sox for a player to be named later after...

Shoppach traded to Mets

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) Kelly Shoppach has been traded to the New York Mets for the usual exchange, a player to be named later. We were expecting this trade before the July 31st deadline, and it was rumored that they would trade Shoppach by the waiver deadline. The Sox have a long-term plan in Ryan Lavarnway who brings a lot more to the plate as a batter, but may lack some defensive...

Mets Acquire Kelly Shoppach

Kelly Shoppach with the Red Sox earlier this season. Earlier this afternoon the Mets announced that they have acquired catcher Kelly Shoppach from the Red Sox in exchange for a player to be named later. Shoppach is is 32 years old and bats right handed. The Mets have needed an upgrade at backup catcher for quite some time now, and hopefully Shoppach can be just that. Shoppach has...

Mets Get Kelly Shoppach From Red Sox On Waiver Deal For PTBNL

The Mets have acquired righty-hitting catcherKelly Shoppach from the Red Sox for a player to be named later after placing a waiver claim on him. Shoppach, 32, hit .250 (35-for-140) with five homers and 17 RBIs in 48 games with Boston this season. He is due to be a free agent after the season. Rob Johnson currently is serving as Josh Thole’s righty-hitting complement, but would...

Kelly Shoppach traded to New York; door open for Ryan Lavernway to play

The Boston #RedSox today traded catcher Kelly Shoppach to the New York Mets in exchange for a player to be named later. — Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) August 14, 2012 Most Red Sox fans are going to love this move. This baseball team is going no where fast so there is no reason to retain veteran players when they can: A.) Help someone else playoff push B.) The team has prospects (In...

Pedro Beato To Red Sox As PTBNL In Shoppach Trade

PEDRO BEATO: Mets send reliever packing in Shoppach deal. Keith Law of ESPN, is reporting that the Mets have sent RHP Pedro Beato to the Boston Red Sox as the player to be named later in the trade they made to acquire catcher Kelly Shoppach. The Mets acquired Beato via the Rule 5 draft in 2010. Beato spent the entire 2011 season on the Major League roster, but lost significant...

Red Sox Acquire Reliever Pedro Beato From Mets In Exchange for Catcher Kelly Shoppach

The Red Sox have received their compensation for Kelly Shoppach. On Thursday, the team announced they had received right-handed pitcher Pedro Beato as the player to be named later from Tuesday's trade with the Mets. The 25-year-old hurler was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket. Beato started the season in New York on the disabled list with right shoulder stiffness. He appeared in...

Shoppach Gone, Bailey Activated

Catcher Kelly Shoppach has been traded to the Mets.  The Red Sox placed Shoppach on trade waivers last week in the hopes that a team would claim him since they would like to get Lavarnway more time in the lineup. Andrew Bailey was reactivated and took Shoppach's place on the roster.  Bailey will not immediately assume the role of closer but should in the near furture after...

Red Sox get Pedro Beato for Shoppach

The Red Sox have aquired relief pitcher Pedro Beato from the Mets to complete the trade for Kelly Shoppach.  Beato has an ERA of 10.38 in 4.1 innings with NY this season.  He has been optioned to the PawSox.

Balancing Ryan Lavarnway's Development With Jarrod Saltalamacchia's Seniority Will Be Tough Act for Sox (Video)

Now that Kelly Shoppach is gone, the Red Sox will have a chance to play Ryan Lavarnway a little bit more. But what does that mean for Jarrod Saltalamacchia? NESN Nation's Dan Duquette asked our Twitter followers how they think the Sox will deal with their catchers the rest of the way and got some good answers. Check them out in the above video. Join NESN Nation: In-game home...
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