PORT ST. LUCIE FL - FEBRUARY 24: RY 24: RY 24: Pedro Beato #70 of the New York Mets poses for a portrait during the New York Mets Photo Day on February 24 2011 at Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie Florida. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Pedro Beato Returns To Mets From DL

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New York Mets Get Pedro Beato Back After DL Stint

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.


Pedro Beato Elbow Injury Lands Rule 5 Pick On DL

Last December, the New York Mets selected 24-year-old righty Pedro Beato in the Rule 5 Draft, and they later made him a part of their Major League bullpen. And Beato's big league career has remarkably begun with 17 earned run-less innings over 11 appearances. Just as Beato was starting to gain everybody's trust, though, we've hit a bump in the road.

The New York Mets placed Pedro Beato on the disabled list Wednesday with right elbow tendinitis, three days after he tossed three scoreless relief innings Sunday in Philadelphia.

The hope is that this isn't anything major, but there's no timetable for Beato's return, so we'll just have to see. The 44 pitches he threw in his most recent appearance were a season high by a comfortable margin.

Lefty Mike O'Connor has been recalled to take Beato's place on the roster and in the bullpen. O'Connor hasn't pitched in the bigs since 2008, when he was terrible, but he's been effective in the early going with AAA Buffalo.

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