On Friday, the Mariners signed catcher Henry Blanco and simultaneously designated catcher Kelly Shoppach for assignment, according to the team.
Michael Saunders sprained his right shoulder after crashing into the outfield wall to make a catch in the first inning of Wednesday night’s 8-3 loss. What’s more discouraging is that the stadium only had 10,493 people inside it.
The Seattle Mariners have finalized a one-year deal with catcher Kelly Shoppach, providing a needed backup to expected starter Jesus Montero.
Greg Johns of MLB.com reports the Mariners signed free agent catcher Kelly Shoppach to a major league deal.