Mets Acquire Kelly Shoppach From Red Sox

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The Mets have acquired catcher Kelly Shoppach from the Red Sox in exchange for a player to be named later, the Mets announced today.

Shoppach, 32, has been on the Mets radar for a while and gives the Mets the backup catcher they so desperately needed. He will platoon with Josh Thole, who has shown recently that he may not be the long-term answer at catcher.

Shoppach, in 48 games with Boston this season, has hit .250 this year. He also has a .327 on-base percentage and .471 slugging percentage. He had his best year in 2008 with the Indians, when he hit 21 homers in 112 games.

He can become a free agent after this season.

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I'm a 17 year-old blogger, high school student, and lifelong Mets fan. I've been blogging about the Mets in some form or another for about four years. I embrace the new age, sabermetric way of thinking, but also recognize the importance of scouting and player devlopment.

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