Back in the early part of the month, New York Mets reliever and Rule 5 pick Pedro Beato developed tendinitis in his right elbow and had to be placed on the disabled list. No timeline was given for his return, but now, just a couple weeks later, Beato is back in the bullpen:
The New York Mets announced late last night that they have recalled INF RUBEN TEJADA from the Buffalo Bisons roster. New York also activated RHP PEDRO BEATO from his MLB injury rehab assignment with Buffalo.
The Mets have optioned RHP RYOTA IGARASHI back to the Bisons and outrighted INF CHIN-LUNG HU to the Herd.
Beato began a rehab assignment just days after going on the DL and everything was peaches as he made a rapid recovery. He returns to a 0.00 ERA over 17 innings, with four unearned runs. Igarashi is going away to make roster room after allowing 25 baserunners in 11-2/3 innings of work.
Tejada, meanwhile, will replace Hu as a big league infielder. Hu batted just 1-for-20 with the Mets with 11 strikeouts, and Tejada will provide superior insurance with David Wright currently battling a back injury.