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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Mets' Acquire Catcher Kelly Shoppach

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 League. Josh Thole has been struggling this year, and the Mets are in dying need of a catcher. It was only in 2008 when Shoppach blasted a career high 21 home runs with Cleveland. Look for Rob Johnson to be sent down to Triple-A, but he could be called back up when the rosters expand in 18 days. If Shoppach can provide half of what he did in 2008, then this trade is a win.

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