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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.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 16:42:34 -0700
Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge said Wednesday, April 17, that he is going to "mix and match" the playing time behind the plate with Cs Jesus Montero and Kelly Shoppach. Montero is back in the lineup Wednesday after sitting three of the past four days.
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 18:58:12 -0700
Seattle Mariners C Jesus Montero is healthy, but manager Eric Wedge chose to play C Kelly Shoppach Tuesday, April 16, against the Detroit Tigers. Montero has sat three of the past four games. "It's just overall," Wedge said. "I'm trying to give him a little bit of space as well. I like what Shoppach has been doing back there and I like matching him up with (SP Aaron Harang) in his first start tonight. I think that's important."
Sat, 06 Apr 2013 10:41:35 -0700
Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge said C Kelly Shoppach would likely start behind the plate Sunday, April 7.
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:42:28 -0800
The Seattle Mariners designated RP Shawn Kelley for assignment Thursday, Feb. 7, to make room on the roster for C Kelly Shoppach.
Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:09:46 -0800
The Seattle Mariners agreed to terms with free-agent C Kelly Shoppach (Mets) on a one-year, $1.5 million deal Tuesday, Jan. 29. Shoppach can make $500,000 in performance bonuses. Shoppach played for manager Eric Wedge from 2006 to 2009 with the Cleveland Indians.
Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:30:38 -0800
The Seattle Mariners are close to signing free-agent C Kelly Shoppach (Mets), and he's meeting with team officials and will take a physical Wednesday, Jan. 30, according to a baseball source. He's expected to sign a major league deal if he passes his physical.
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:16:16 -0800
The Seattle Mariners will now be looking for another catcher after dealing C John Jaso to the Oakland Athletics. Free-agent Cs Kelly Shoppach (Mets), Yorvit Torrealba (Brewers) and Ronny Paulino (Orioles) are still available.