Kelly Shoppach Trade: New York Mets Acquire Catcher

Catcher Kelly Shoppach has been acquired by the New York Mets from the Boston Red Sox. Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE

The Mets have acquired catcher Kelly Shoppach.

The New York Mets have acquired catcher Kelly Shoppach from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later in a waiver-wire trade on Tuesday.

Shoppach was placed on waivers by the Red Sox on Aug. 10 and cleared waivers on Tuesday morning, opening him up to be dealt to another team. The 32-year-old catcher was signed to a one-year contract by Boston this past offseason and was acting as the club's backup.

Shoppach appeared in 48 games with the Red Sox during 2012, registering a .250 batting average in 158 plate appearances in addition to five home runs, 12 doubles and 17 RBI.

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