New York City New York. The New York Mets accquired right handed hitting Boston Red Sox catcher Kelly Shoppach from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later after the Mets claimed Shoppach from the waiver wire.
Shoppach is going to be a free agent at the end of the 2012 Major League Baseball season. Shoppach has a batting average of .280, five home runs and 17 runs batted in while playing 48 games with the Boston Red Sox in 2012.
New York Mets right handed hitting catcher Rob Johnson is presently serving as Josh Thole backup catcher. Johnson is probably going to sent to the New York Mets AAA minor league team in Buffalo and return to the Mets when the rosters expand on September 1, 2012.
Shoppach is expected to be with the Mets on Wednesday. Johnson and Mike Nickeas have a combined batting average of .196 in 2012. Shoppach has a career batting average of .270 average against left handed pitchers.
News sources Adam Rubin and ESPNNewYork.com