July 30, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox catcher Kelly Shoppach (10) hits a triple against Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer (not pictured) during the seventh inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE
The Boston Red Sox made a trade with the New York Mets on Tuesday, as catcher Kelly Shoppach was sent to the Big Apple for a player to be named later.
Kelly Shoppach's days as a Boston Red Sox are officially over, as the catcher has been traded to the New York Mets for a player to be named later. The announcement of the transaction came a few hours after Shoppach officially cleared waivers.
Shoppach, 32, played 42 games with the Red Sox, who signed him as a free agent during the offseason. In a Boston uniform, Shoppach hit .250 with 12 double, two triples, five home runs and 17 RBI.
During the offseason, the signing of Shoppach made for a bit of a homecoming as he was originally drafted by Boston in the 2001 draft. In '06, Boston traded him to the Cleveland Indians for Coco Crisp, Josh Bard and David Riske.