Pedro Beato

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Pedro Beato
Pedro Beato on September 28, 2012.jpg
Beato with the Boston Red Sox
Free agent
Relief pitcher
Born: (1986-10-27) October 27, 1986 (age 28)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 1, 2011 for the New York Mets
Career statistics
(through June 18, 2014)
Win–loss record 4–2
Earned run average 4.34
Strikeouts 59
Teams

Pedro Beato (born October 27, 1986) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He has pitched in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, the Cincinnati Reds and the Atlanta Braves.

Early life[edit]

Beato was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and moved to Ridgewood, Queens as a child. He attended Xaverian High School in Brooklyn, New York.[1] He was drafted by the New York Mets in the 17th round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign. He opted to attend St. Petersburg College. He played baseball in the summer for the Youth Service League.

Career[edit]

Baltimore Orioles[edit]

Beato was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the first round (32nd overall) of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft.

Beato pitching for the New York Mets in 2011.

Going into the 2007 season, Beato was rated the 99th best prospect in baseball by Baseball America.[2] He participated in the 2007 All-Star Futures Game.[3]

New York Mets[edit]

In the 2010 Rule 5 Draft, Beato was selected by the New York Mets off of the Norfolk Tides roster. Beato was named to the Mets' Opening Day roster.[4] He made his major league debut on April 1, 2011.

In his first 18 23 innings, Beato allowed no earned runs, setting the Mets franchise record for longest scoreless inning streak to start a career.[5] In those 18 23 innings, Beato allowed only nine hits and three walks.

Boston Red Sox[edit]

During the 2012 season, the Mets traded Beato to the Boston Red Sox as the player to be named later in the trade that sent Kelly Shoppach to the Mets.[6] He was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on December 19, 2012.

Beato started the 2013 season on a minor league contract with the Triple A Pawtucket Red Sox. His contract was selected from Pawtucket, and he was brought up to Boston on June 16, 2013.[7]

He was designated for assignment on October 23, 2013.[8]

Cincinnati Reds[edit]

The Cincinnati Reds claimed Beato on October 31, 2013.[9] The Reds designated Beato for assignment on March 30, 2014.[10]

Atlanta Braves[edit]

The Atlanta Braves claimed Beato on April 2, 2014.[11] They optioned him to Triple-A Gwinnett on April 9, after he made one appearance. In 24 games with Gwinnett, he was 1-0 with a 3.49 ERA. On June 17, he was recalled to replace David Carpenter, who went on the disabled list. Two days later, the same fate happened to him, as he was placed on the disabled list.[12] He was outrighted off the Braves roster on July 11, 2014. In 3 appearances with Atlanta, Beato didn't give up a run in 413 innings. Beato elected free agency in October 2014.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Torenli, John (2011-03-24). "Spring in His Step New Cyclones Skipper Donnelly Sizing Up Talent in St. Lucie". Brooklyn Eagle (Brooklyneagle.com). Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  2. ^ Torres, Adriano (2010-01-02). "Beato happy to be home with Mets — Mets Blog — ESPN New York". Espn.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 2011-08-30. 
  3. ^ By Lisa Winston / MLB.com (2006-05-29). "Article | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Minorleaguebaseball.com. Retrieved 2011-08-30. 
  4. ^ Puma, Mike (2011-03-29). "Jason Isringhausen loses out to Blaine Boyer for final spot in Mets bullpen". New York Post. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  5. ^ Taube, Aaron (May 21, 2011). "Turner, Beato achieve Mets team records". MLB.com. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  6. ^ Cwik, Chris (16 August 2012). "Red Sox Acquire Pedro Beato from the Mets to Complete Kelly Shoppach Deal". Cbssports.com. Archived from the original on 2012-08-16. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Red Sox select right-hander Pedro Beato to active roster". MLB.com. June 16, 2013. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  8. ^ Dykstra, Sam (October 23, 2013). "Dodgers deal Castellanos to Red Sox". MILB.com. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  9. ^ Adams, Steve (October 31, 2013). "Reds Claim Pedro Beato, Outright Greg Reynolds". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved April 3, 2014. 
  10. ^ Wilmoth, Charlie (March 30, 2014). "Reds Designate Pedro Beato For Assignment". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved April 3, 2014. 
  11. ^ Sheldon, Mark (April 2, 2014). "Reliever Beato claimed off waivers by Braves". MLB.com. Retrieved April 3, 2014. 
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  13. ^ Polishuk, Mark (October 6, 2014). "Players Who Have Elected Minor League Free Agency". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved October 6, 2014. 

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