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Red Sox get Pedro Beato from Mets in Kelly Shoppach trade

Aug 16, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT


Earlier this week the Red Sox traded Kelly Shoppach to the Mets for a player to be named later and today that player was revealed as reliever Pedro Beato.

Beato appeared in 60 games for the Mets last season and pitched decently as a 24-year-old rookie, but has spent most of this season at Triple-A with a 4.14 ERA and 27/11 K/BB ratio in 37 innings.

He was originally an Orioles first-round pick in 2006, going to the Mets as a Rule 5 pick in December of 2010.

So, basically the Red Sox and Mets swapped an impending free agent part-time catcher for a mediocre middle reliever under team control for a while.

  1. bigleagues - Aug 16, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    Clearly this is the game changer move the Sox needed to run the table and sweep into the playoffs.

    Fasten your seatbelts . . .

    • aceshigh11 - Aug 16, 2012 at 4:03 PM

      Beat me to it.

      This guy is primed to be known as “Pedro 2.0” in Boston for decades to come.

      • bigleagues - Aug 16, 2012 at 4:05 PM

        Good follow, just the same :-)

      • kkolchak - Aug 16, 2012 at 4:06 PM

        Can’t wait for those tabloid headlines: “Pedro Beatos the Yanks.”

    • bigleagues - Aug 17, 2012 at 10:01 AM

      The Sox are officially 1-0 in the Beato Era.


  2. cruuuzcontrol - Aug 16, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    Beato was likely going to be taken off the 40 man during the season, anyway. At least they got something for him. Wish they would have done something like this with Fernando Martinez, but maybe they learned a lesson there.

    • kkolchak - Aug 16, 2012 at 4:37 PM

      So in other words, they were gonna tell Beato to Beat It.

    • cruuuzcontrol - Aug 16, 2012 at 8:26 PM

      D’oh. I meant he was likely to be taken off the 40 man this OFF season.

  3. giantssb42champs - Aug 16, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    Well this acquisition should really move the needle.

  4. Glenn - Aug 16, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    I don’t get the logic from either team’s end on this trade, unless it has to do with the sunflower seed throwing incident video involving Lester, Shoppach, and Coach Ochoa.

  5. bradybbgoat - Aug 16, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    YESS Pedro is coming back to pitch for that Sox!!

    What’s that you say? It’s not THAT Pedro?

    *buries head in shame again*

    (talk about Beatoing a dead horse)

  6. tfbuckfutter - Aug 16, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    Didn’t the Mets have an incredibly weak-hitting corner outfielder or utilityman?

    Or did the Red Sox finally exhaust the entire market of them?

  7. Joe - Aug 16, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    Good grief, has Ben made ANY trades that didn’t involve a bullpen arm?

  8. purnellmeagrejr - Aug 16, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    WWHy wasn’t the headline on this article , “Red Sox win Beato sweepstates

    • tfbuckfutter - Aug 16, 2012 at 9:15 PM

      How about “Red Sox once again get Beato”?

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