Mariners make Shoppach signing official

Updated: February 7, 2013

The Seattle Mariners officially announced on
Thursday the signing of catcher Kelly Shoppach to a one-year contract.

Shoppach, 32, batted .233 with eight home runs and 27 RBI over 76 combined
games with the Boston Red Sox and New York Mets last season.

In 536 career games with Boston, Cleveland, Tampa Bay and New York, Shoppach
has hit .226 with 67 home runs and 207 RBI.

To make room on the 40-man roster for Shoppach, the Mariners designated
pitcher Shawn Kelley for assignment.