Kelly Shoppach, Mike Aviles On Waivers

The Red Sox put Kelly Shoppach and Mike Aviles on waivers today, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports (on Twitter). Nick Punto and Carl Crawford have now cleared waivers, according to Cafardo.

Teams routinely place players on waivers, even if they don't plan on trading them, so this is not an indication that the Red Sox intend to move Shoppach or Aviles. If the players go unclaimed, the Red Sox will be able to complete a trade just as easily as they could have before the current waiver period began ten days ago.

If a team claims Shoppach or Aviles, the Red Sox will have three choices. They can let the player (and his contract) go to the claiming team, they can complete a trade with the claiming team, or they can pull the player back off of waivers. American League teams will have claiming priority on Shoppach and Aviles.

34 Responses to Kelly Shoppach, Mike Aviles On Waivers Leave a Reply

  1. johnsilver 3 years ago

    Bye bye.. Let Lavarnway and Iglesias play.. PLEASE let them get traded.. BEGGING..

    • Hawkeye250 3 years ago

      I assume you meant Lavarnway not Shoppach, but I doubt that’s the plan if we’re going out and resigning Podsednik while sending Kalish back down. Actually I doubt there is a plan…

      • johnsilver 3 years ago

        Yeah.. Right after posted saw by blunder and made a quickie edit. LOL


        • Crucisnh 3 years ago

          No, you had it right the first time. Please, please, please get Iglesias traded ASAP!

    • Dustin Smith 3 years ago

      would love to see iglesias get some regular time

      • Crucisnh 3 years ago

        I’d like to see Iglesias get traded for whatever they can get.

      • Harry Baxter 3 years ago

        Not gonna happen. If he hits .200 in AAA, he’ll be well below the mendoza Line in the Bigs.

  2. Tommet 3 years ago

    Id be happy with Kelly and Carl with the mets in place of Bay and Thole. Very Happy

  3. Well if I am the Orioles, I would give Teagarden and Exposito to the Red Sox for Shoppach! I would do that so fast, it would make your head swim.

    • johnsilver 3 years ago

      LOL. U forget Boston already DFA’d Expo to the orioles and Teagarden is the discard Boston left Texas with when they got salty for nothing my friend :-)

      • But, but, but, “Ben” Cherington doesn’t know that, well at least with Teagarden. I know he knows about Expo because he released him and for some reason Duquette and Showalter were all over that.
        To be honest, I thought Teagarden was drafted by the Rangers, not the Sox. Anyway, I would find a way to get Shoppach. Wieters needs some rest and since the cast of 1000’s didn’t get the job done, that Showalter has gone thru during his time in Baltimore, why not give Shoppach a try?

        • johnsilver 3 years ago

          Shoppach is a really decent defensive catcher lefty, better than Salty, but I think his massive K rate might turn u against him. Now granted he is FAR better to see behind the plate, as well as at bat than Tek was.. At least he can throw (very well) and can hit for some power, but he really is a liability with the bat for the most part.

          That said? With the rubbish around these days for back up catchers? Sad to say, he is STILL above average as far as most go.

          I’d like to see him moved and Lavarnway get most of the AB’s he once had, as rep’s behind the dish.It wouldn’t take much don’t think to move him.


          I wasn’t plain earlier. When posted: “Teagarden was the discard they left texas with” I meant when Boston was looking for a catcher and they went after Salty, with his issues throwing the ball back to the catcher, rather than teagarden and his issues with everything.

          It’s why think the Orioles got Teagarden eventually on the waiver wire. Texas eventually got tired of him never developing at all.

      • Harry Baxter 3 years ago

        Salty’s starting to look like he was worth what they paid…nothing. He’ll be Lavarnway’s backup by next year.

  4. randy 3 years ago

    wounder if the A’s would hvae intrest in aviles

    • melonis_rex 3 years ago

      They should. He’s not a long term solution, but he’s definitely a good short term stopgap and an offensive improvement at the SS position.

      In other words, yes please.

  5. Blue387 3 years ago

    I hope Sandy Alderson picks up Shoppach.

    • Tommet 3 years ago

      Same. I actually think Carl just needs a change of scenery. Maybe Bay needs the green monster back. Bay for Schoppach and Carl.

      • Only way that would happen is if the Mets eat all of CC’s contract. Even then, with the way he’s been playing, the Sox might want a prospect or two.

      • Blue387 3 years ago

        Bay is a shell of his former self.

      • randomkeys 3 years ago

        I don’t see why Crawford needs “a change of scenery.” He had a rough year last year, but the small amount we’ve seen this season is in line with his career numbers. The fact that he was hurt and was slow to come back from injury has nothing to do with scenery.

        And furthermore, what on earth would Boston want with Jason Bay? He has been nothing but dismal and declining since going to the Mets, and he doesn’t look like someone who is about turn things around and get better. He had a power-friendly season with boston in 2009, but even the rest of his career suggests that 2009 was a slight anomaly — not an indication of things to come.

        The only benefit I see (of Bay over Crawford) is a shorter contract. And I have much greater faith in Crawford playing well for several more years than I have in Bay doing anything productive over the next two-plus seasons.

      • Leonard Washington 3 years ago

        CC has been himself since his return, he has way too much talent to go out like people thought he would. He was overpriced from the get go but he will be an important player for us. I wouldn’t take Bay back for free contract eaten and all. Theo looked at him, priced him and walked away. Theo may never have been great at signing free agents but he sure knows how to let players go (Nixon, Lowe, Mueller, Nomar, Pedro, Bay, ect.). Shoppach will require something though.

        • NomarGarciaparra 3 years ago

          Agree with you on letting all of those players go except Lowe. Lowe went on to 4 very good seasons with the Dodgers.

          • Leonard Washington 3 years ago

            Yeah thats fair I guess forgot about how solid he was with LA.

      • MetsMagic 3 years ago

        Boston was the wrong place for Crawford since the beginning (why would you sign the best defensive LF in baseball to play in front of the Monster?) but even the sub-.300 OBP CC with his wonky elbow is a more valuable asset than Bay. I’d rather have CC Sabathia in my lineup than Bay at this point.

      • Harry Baxter 3 years ago

        Don’t want Bay; Don’t want Crawford or Shoppach either.

  6. saidin09 3 years ago

    its simple, let other teams take on any claimed players salaries/ let punto go for an AA pitcher and dump Beckett for a bag of balls… Im actually ok w/ Crawford, the contract isn’t his fault and he seems healthy now

    • Crucisnh 3 years ago

      Except for his arm, you mean…. The arm that may require Tommy John surgery.

  7. saidin09 3 years ago

    Would of rather had claimed Kurt Suzuki, and traded Jarrod and Salty

  8. DerekJeterDan 3 years ago

    Oakland would be smart to look into Aviles. He is an offensive improvement over what they currently have and since the Red Sox have Pedro Ciriaco who is a more than capable backup, Aviles is expendable.

    • Otis26 3 years ago

      Except that Aviles is horrible.

      • Leonard Washington 3 years ago

        Considering your league average SS’s numbers I disagree.

      • melonis_rex 3 years ago

        he’s an improvement over what the A’s have at SS.

  9. ugotrpk3113 3 years ago

    Has Beckett been put on (or cleared?) waivers? There’s no excuse if he hasn’t.

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