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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.

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
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'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.

Pitcher Andrew Bailey will be activated to replace Shoppach, who's not expected to join his new team until Wednesday.

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