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.
— New York Mets (@Mets) August 14, 2012
#Mets moves: Claim catcher Kelly Shoppach on a waiver claim from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later.
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.