Pedro Beato

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Pedro Beato

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Pitcher Pedro Beato was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2006 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Nick Presto and made his pro debut that summer with the Aberdeen IronBirds, going 3-2 with a 3.63 ERA in 14 games. Beato pitched for the World team in the 2007 Futures Game, allowing a single to Adrian Cardenas before fanning J.R. Towles. He was 7-8 for the Delmarva Shorebirds, with a 4.05 ERA in 27 starts that season. He spent most of 2008 with the Frederick Keys, going 4-10, 5.85 in 19 starts. He was injured for part of the year and made two rehabilitation starts with the GCL Orioles as well. In 2009, he improved somewhat and made it out of Class A, with a 5-7, 4.53 record at Frederick and a 1-3, 4.50 mark in 6 games with the Bowie Baysox of the Double A Eastern League. Back at Bowie in 2010, he was moved to the bullpen, where he made 43 appearances, going 4-0 with a great 2.11 ERA and 16 saves. He struck out 50 in 59 2/3 innings.

After the 2010 season, when the Orioles failed to add him to their major league roster, he was selected by the New York Mets in the 2010 Rule V Draft. He made the Mets Opening Day roster in 2011 and made his Major League debut in relief on April 1st, pitching two scoreless innings against the Florida Marlins in relief of Mike Pelfrey and Blaine Boyer in the team's first game of the season. He set a Met franchise record for longest scoreless streak to start a career, allowing no earned runs in his first 18 2/3 innings on the strength of only 9 hits allowed and 3 walks. He would ultimately regress, making 60 appearances on the season with a 4.30 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 27/39 BB/K ratio in 67 1/3 innings. 2012 was not as successful in Flushing for Pedro. He was scorched for a 10.38 ERA in 7 appearances for the Mets, logging most of his time with the Buffalo Bisons. On August 16, he was sent to the Boston Red Sox to complete a deal New York made to acquire catcher Kelly Shoppach. He made 4 appearances with the BoSox and was designated for assignment after the season. Returning on a minor league deal, Pedro showed enough with Pawtucket (2.98 ERA in 51 1/3 innings) to make it back to the bigs for 10 appearances. He was once again DFAed, claimed by the Cincinnati Reds and thrown back into DFA limbo at the end of 2014 spring training.

The Atlanta Braves put in a claim on Pedro, permitting him one appearance before optioning him to Triple A Gwinnett. He made it back for two more appearances before hitting the injured list and was outrighted off the 40 man roster in July. A minor league free agent, he spent two years as a solid contributor with the Triple A Norfolk Tides back in the Orioles chain before moving to the Philadelphia Phillies, with whom he made a one game big league cameo in 2017 while recording a minor-league leading 33 saves as the closer with the Triple A Lehigh Valley IronPigs. He racked up 35 saves more without a big league call in 2018, then split 2019 between the Mexican League and Atlantic League.

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