Mets Send P Pedro Beato To Boston To Finish Shoppach Deal
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CINCINNATI (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Mets sent right-hander Pedro Beato to Boston on Thursday to complete the trade in which they acquired catcher Kelly Shoppach on Tuesday.
The 25-year-old Beato opened the season on the disabled list because of shoulder stiffness. He was activated on June 6 and pitched for Triple-A Buffalo before being recalled on July 4. He had a 10.38 ERA in 4 1-3 innings over seven games with the Mets before being optioned to Buffalo on July 24.
Shoppach 32-year-old is hitting .250 with five homers, 12 doubles and 17 RBIs in 48 games this year for the Boston Red Sox.
Shoppach has a lifetime .227 average with 64 home runs and 197 RBIs since making his Major League debut with the Red Sox in 2005. After playing just nine games for Boston in 2005, the six-foot-0, 220-pounder spent four seasons in Cleveland and two seasons in Tampa Bay before returning to Boston in 2012.
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