Catcher Kelly Shoppach finalized a 1-year, $1.5 million dollar deal with the Seattle Mariners in February.
Shoppach might have gotten his professional start in Boston, but his first season was a brief nine games. He had no hits and seven strikeouts in his only 15 at-bats. At the beginning of 2006, he was traded to the Cleveland Indian,s where he played four seasons. He also played a year for the Tampa Bay Rays before returning to the Red Sox on a one-year deal in December 2011.
In August 2012, Shoppach was traded to the New York Mets before his contract agreement with the Mariners in 2013.