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.
Shoppach will wear uniform #6. He was acquired yesterday from the Boston Red Sox on a waiver claim for a player to be named later.
Shoppach, 32, hit .250 (35-140) with five home runs, 12 doubles and 17 RBI in 48 games with the Red Sox this season.
The 6-0, 220-pound native of Fort Worth, TX, joined the Red Sox this year after spending two seasons with Tampa Bay. Shoppach, who bats and throws right-handed, has .227 (324-1428) lifetime batting average and 64 home runs and 197 RBI in 508 games with Boston, Cleveland and Tampa Bay.
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 placing a waiver claim on him.
Shoppach, 32, hit .250 (35-for-140) with five h...