Sun, 01 Sep 2013 13:30:59 -0700
The Cleveland Indians have called up Ps Preston Guilmet, Nick Hagadone and Blake Wood and C Kelly Shoppach from Triple-A Columbus. They have also purchased the contract of INF Jose X. Ramirez from Double-A Akron. In corresponding moves, INF Juan Diaz and OF Tim Fedroff have been designated for assignment.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 01:11:12 -0700
The Cleveland Indians have signed C Kelly Shoppach to a minor-league contract, the terms of which were not disclosed. Shoppach was released by Triple-A Indianapolis, the top farm club for the Pittsburgh Pirates, on Wednesday, Aug. 28. He is expected to join Cleveland when rosters expand on Sunday, Sept. 1.
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 12:55:40 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates signed free-agent C Kelly Shoppach (Nationals) to a minor league deal Monday, Aug. 12, and assigned him to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 09:04:31 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals are considering signing free-agent C Kelly Shoppach (Nationals) with C Yadier Molina (knee) on the disabled list. If they don't add Shoppach, Cs Rob Johnson and Tony Cruz will split duties behind the plate until Molina is ready to return.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 16:58:02 -0700
The Washington Nationals released C Kelly Shoppach Wednesday, July 31.
Wed, 03 Jul 2013 10:18:08 -0700
The Washington Nationals signed C Kelly Shoppach to a minor league contract. He'll report to Class AAA Syracuse.
Fantasy Tip: He's nothing more than organizational depth that'd land into C2 NL-only value if Wilson Ramos (hamstring) or Kurt Suzuki miss time.
Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:17:10 -0700
The Seattle Mariners officially released C Kelly Shoppach Thursday, June 20.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:01:12 -0700
The Seattle Mariners have designated C Kelly Shoppach for assignment and signed C Henry Blanco.
Fantasy Tip: Shoppach should catch on elsewhere. Neither he nor Blanco would be worth anything more than a boring second backstop in a single-universe format. This makes it seem that Mike Zunino has a long leash for the near future.
Tue, 11 Jun 2013 14:45:06 -0700
Seattle Mariners C Mike Zunino isn't in the starting lineup Tuesday, June 11.
Fantasy Tip: Kelly Shoppach will start tonight, but if Zunino truly is up for a long stretch, they'll probably split time.
Tue, 11 Jun 2013 11:58:03 -0700
Seattle Mariners C Mike Zunino has received a call-up to the parent club, according to a person familiar with the team's activities.
Fantasy Tip: This is only a little surprising, but the demotion of Jesus Montero not long ago increased this possibility, and the somewhat disappointing start that the M's have had already prompted them to shake things up in other areas. Zunino is hitting only .238 for Triple-A Tacoma, but he has 11 home runs and a .503 slugging percentage. The move could be temporary given the club's roster makeup at the moment, but Kelly Shoppach has provided little offense since the season's first month or so and isn't everyday material, so Seattle is likely giving Zunino a chance to take the reins. He should be picked up in all two-catcher leagues, but remember that catchers usually have the toughest time transitioning to the majors because of their defensive responsibilities.