According to multiple reports from over the weekend, the New York Mets are in the market for a catcher to platoon with Josh Thole. They have explored options like Miguel Olivo of the Mariners and Ramon Hernandez of the Rockies. A familiar face could also on the Mets radar.
According to Peter Gammons, the Mets have also considered trading for Red Sox backup Kelly Shoppach.
Mets have considered Kelly Shoppach if price on Ramon Hernandez is too high, which would get Ryan Lavarnway to Boston. Peter Gammons (@pgammo) July 14, 2012
Shoppach is hitting .269 with 4 home runs and 12 RBI for the Red Sox this season. In his career, Shoppach has a .902 OPS against left handed pitching.
The 32-year-old would be an improvement against left handed pitching for the Mets as their current backup, Mike Nickeas, is hitting only .172 against southpaws this season.