Mariners release Kelly Shoppach

Mariners release Kelly Shoppach
June 21, 2013, 10:15 am
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Seattle released Kelly Shoppach after designating the veteran catcher for assignment last week. Shoppach was let go when the Mariners called up last year’s No. 3 overall pick, Mike Zunino, from Triple-A to take over as the starting catcher. Shoppach hit just .196 in 35 games for the Mariners, but he’s always been stretched when…