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Nationals sign Kelly Shoppach

Jul 3, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

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Veteran catcher Kelly Shoppach, who was released by the Mariners two weeks ago, has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Nationals.

Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that Shoppach will head to Triple-A, where the 33-year-old hasn’t played regularly since way back in 2006 when he was a Red Sox prospect.

Shoppach has always been solid in a part-time role, but his struggles against right-handed pitching make him stretched as a regular. Washington has Kurt Suzuki and Wilson Ramos ahead of him on the depth chart, so for now at least Shoppach is just organizational depth.

  1. bisonaudit - Jul 3, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    So who’s in the market for a light hitting defensive catcher and how much are they willing to give up in return?

  2. jtpercell - Jul 3, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Sic ‘em Bears!

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