Nats Sign Kelly Shoppach

According to their official Twitter account, the Nationals have signed veteran catcher Kelly Shoppach to a minor-league deal. Shoppach was with the Mariners earlier this season before being designated for assignment, and had been hitting .196/.293/.346.

Jun 6, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners catcher Kelly Shoppach (7) waits for the pitch during the game against the New York Yankees at Safeco Field. New York defeated Seattle 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Shoppach is in the middle of his ninth MLB season, and is a career .224/.314/.413 hitter. He will play at Triple A Syracuse, and it is not known whether the Chiefs will release or demote one of their incumbent catchers, Kris Watts or Brian Jeroloman.

Topics: Kelly Shoppach, Washington Nationals

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