Per Indians Team Relations:
The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has traded catcher Kelly Shoppach to the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named. The player to be named must be selected on or before December 20.
Shoppach, 29, hit .214 (58-271) for the Indians in 2009 with 14 doubles, 12 home runs and 40 RBI in 89 games (33RS, 33BB, 98SO). Kelly spent four (4) seasons with the Indians primarily in the back-up catcher role after being acquired from the Boston Red Sox in January 2006.
Perhaps one year too late? The Lou Marson (and soon-to-be Carlos Santana) era has officially begun.