Shoppach, 32, has played primarily as the backup to Jarrod Saltalamacchia this season. He hit .250 with five homers, 17 RBIs and a .798 OPS in his 48 games this season. Shoppach had been rumored to potentially be traded prior to the non-waiver trading deadline on July 31, though the Red Sox held on to him at the time "
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BALTIMORE — After placing Kelly Shoppach on trade waivers last Friday, the Red Sox pulled the trigger on a deal Tuesday that sent the reserve catcher to the New York Mets for a player to be named. The move paves the way for Ryan Lavarnway to move ...Read more
The trade shouldn't surprise Red Sox fans as Shoppach was going to be a free agent after this season and with catching prospect Ryan Lavarnway waiting in the wing, the time was now to trade Shoppach. Overall this season, Shoppach was very a very ...Read more
The Red Sox have just announced that they have traded catcher Kelly Shoppach to the New York Mets for a player to be named later. Shoppach, 32, is hitting .250 in 158 plate appearances and 48 games. He has five homers and 17 RBI. The move will likely ...Read more
It was only fitting that the Shoppach move happened while the Red Sox were in Baltimore. It was at Camden Yards where Lavarnway provided the most dramatic game of his career, belting two homers on Sept. 27, when Boston was fighting to stay alive in the ...Read more