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Mariners release catcher Kelly Shoppach

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager Jack Zduriencik announced today that the team has placed catcher Kelly Shoppach on waivers for the purpose of granting him his unconditional release.

 

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Shoppach, 33, was designated for assignment on June 14 when the Mariners signed free agent catcher Henry Blanco.

 

Shoppach hit .196 (21x107) in 35 games with the Mariners this season with 7 doubles, 3 home runs and 9 RBI with 12 walks and 45 strikeouts.

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