|Catcher Kelly Shoppach is bound for Queens. (Getty Images)|
The 32-year-old Shoppach has a solid batting line of .250/.327/.471 in 158 plate appearances this year, and he has a career OPS of .738 in parts of eight major-league seasons. Potentially, he'll provide an upgrade for the Mets, whose catchers have combined to hit just .239/.298/.298 in 2012.
The Red Sox will receive a player to be named in exchange for Shoppach. As well, the move creates more playing time for Ryan Lavarnway and ensures he'll remain on the 25-man roster.