Red Sox Trade C Kelly Shoppach to the Mets

BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today traded catcher Kelly Shoppach to the New York Mets in exchange for a player to be named later.

The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington. 

Shoppach, 32, hit .250 (35-for-140) with 12 doubles, two triples, five home runs, 17 RBI, 16 runs scored, 11 walks and a stolen base in 48 games for the Red Sox this season after signing with the club as a free agent in December 2011.  He started 42 games behind the plate and threw out 26.9 percent of attempted base stealers (7 of 26).  Originally selected by Boston in the second round of the 2001 First-Year Player Draft, the right-handed batter has posted a .227 average (324-for-1,428) with 83 doubles, two triples, 64 home runs, 197 RBI, 190 runs and 138 walks in 508 career Major League games over parts of eight seasons with the Red Sox (2005, 2012), Indians (2006-09) and Rays (2010-11).