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

Kelly Shoppach Trade: Boston Red Sox Send Catcher To Mets For Player To Be Named Later

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. Shoppach hit .250 with five home runs and 17 RBI in 48 games in Boston this season.

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Kelly Shoppach Comments: Former Red Sox Admits To Player, Management 'Disconnect'

The drama in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse has currently reached a new level, and newly traded catcher Kelly Shoppach wanted to jump into the circus Wednesday as he was preparing to exchange a Red Sox uniform for a New York Mets one.

Speaking to the New York media before officially becoming a piece of the Mets roster, Shoppach admitted.

"There is a disconnect in communication between the players through the upper management."

Shoppach, who served as a backup for the Red Sox roster before being traded Wednesday to the Mets for a player to be named later, had a few run-ins with Boston manager Bobby Valentine.

According to NESN, one of the run-ins Shoppach had with Valentine came after a private conversation between the two, which involved the catcher discussing his displeasure about playing time, went public to the media.

On Tuesday, it was reported that multiple players met with ownership to have Valentine fired.

For more Boston Red Sox coverage, visit our team page and blog, Over The Monster.

"There is a disconnect in communication between the players through the upper management," Shoppach told New York reporters upon joining the Mets on Wednesday afternoon.

Read more at: http://www.nesn.com/2012/08/kelly-shoppach-confirms-disconnect-in-communication-within-red-sox-organization-upon-joining-mets.html
"There is a disconnect in communication between the players through the upper management," Shoppach told New York reporters upon joining the Mets on Wednesday afternoon.

Read more at: http://www.nesn.com/2012/08/kelly-shoppach-confirms-disconnect-in-communication-within-red-sox-organization-upon-joining-mets.html
"There is a disconnect in communication between the players through the upper management," Shoppach told New York reporters upon joining the Mets on Wednesday afternoon.

Read more at: http://www.nesn.com/2012/08/kelly-shoppach-confirms-disconnect-in-communication-within-red-sox-organization-upon-joining-mets.html
"There is a disconnect in communication between the players through the upper management," Shoppach told New York reporters upon joining the Mets on Wednesday afternoon.

Read more at: http://www.nesn.com/2012/08/kelly-shoppach-confirms-disconnect-in-communication-within-red-sox-organization-upon-joining-mets.html
"There is a disconnect in communication between the players through the upper management," Shoppach told New York reporters upon joining the Mets on Wednesday afternoon.

Read more at: http://www.nesn.com/2012/08/kelly-shoppach-confirms-disconnect-in-communication-within-red-sox-organization-upon-joining-mets.html
"There is a disconnect in communication between the players through the upper management," Shoppach told New York reporters upon joining the Mets on Wednesday afternoon.

Read more at: http://www.nesn.com/2012/08/kelly-shoppach-confirms-disconnect-in-communication-within-red-sox-organization-upon-joining-mets.html
"There is a disconnect in communication between the players through the upper management," Shoppach told New York reporters upon joining the Mets on Wednesday afternoon.

Read more at: http://www.nesn.com/2012/08/kelly-shoppach-confirms-disconnect-in-communication-within-red-sox-organization-upon-joining-mets.html
"There is a disconnect in communication between the players through the upper management," Shoppach told New York reporters upon joining the Mets on Wednesday afternoon.

Read more at: http://www.nesn.com/2012/08/kelly-shoppach-confirms-disconnect-in-communication-within-red-sox-organization-upon-joining-mets.html
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