Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/14/12
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 now seem ticketed for Buffalo at least until rosters expand Sept. 1. Shoppach is unlikely to join the team until Wednesday. Johnson and Mike Nickeas have hit a combined .196 (30-for-153) with one homer and 17 RBIs this season. Shoppach is a career .270 hitter against left-handed pitching.
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