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Long Island Met Fan:
The Mets put in a waiver claim and now have C Kelly Shoppach from the Red Sox.
He is pretty good against lefties with a career line of .270/.364/.530 .
The 32 year old will split time now with Thole I am sure for the remainder of the season.
Shoppach will be a free agent at season's end.
The Mets have been in the market for a catcher that has some pop.
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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.
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...
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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...
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...
The New York Mets have acquired 32-year old catcher Kelly Shoppach from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later. Shoppach is hitting .250, with five homers and 17 RBI this season. He has spent his entire eight year career in the American League having stints with Tampa Bay, Cleveland, and twice with the Red Sox. It will be interesting to see how he fairs in the National...
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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...
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.
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...
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...
On Monday, the Boston Red Sox traded backup catcher Kelly Shoppach to the New York Mets for a player to be named later. The trade was first announced by Mets beat writer for ESPNNewYork.com Adam Rubin. The trade shouldn’t surprise Red Sox fans as Shoppach was going to be a free agent after this season and with [...]
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...
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...
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...