The New York Mets recently acquired veteran catcher Kelly Shoppach from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named. The Red Sox placed Shoppach on waivers and the Mets put a claim on him, intending to utilize the eight-year veteran against left-handed pitchers.
“He’s going to catch certainly against the lefthanders. That’s one of the reasons why we got him,” said Mets manager Terry Collins. “I know one of the reasons we want to take a look at him the last six weeks here is to see how he’ll fit.”
Shoppach hit .250 with five home runs and 17 RBI’s in 48 games with the Red Sox this season. The Sox have five games left on the road against the Orioles and Yankees before making their return to Fenway to host the LA Angels for three games starting Tuesday, August 21st. Boston Red Sox tickets are now available!