The Mets acquired catcher Kelly Shoppach from the Red Sox on Tuesday for a player to be named later.
The Mets placed a waiver claim on the 32-year-old catcher from Fort Worth, Texas. Shoppach, who has spent his entire eight-year career in the American League, batted .250 with five home runs, 12 doubles and 17 RBIs in 48 games for Boston this season.
Shoppach has a career .227 batting average with the Indians, Rays and Red Sox. He belted a career-high 21 home runs for Cleveland in 2008.
In 2009, despite playing in just 89 games, Shoppach was hit by a pitch 18 times, which led the AL.
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