SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 16: Pedro Beato #27 of the New York Mets pitches during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on August 16, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
Boston receives RHP Pedro Beato as the PTBNL in the Kelly Shoppach deal.— keithlaw (@keithlaw) August 16, 2012
Beato, 25, has spent most of the year at the Mets Triple-A affiliate, where he put up a 4.14 ERA and 6.6 K/9 in thirty-seven innings. The young right-hander also made seven appearances out of the Mets' bullpen in late July, giving up five runs in just four and a third innings.
Beato has just one full year's experience working out of a major league bullpen, amassing a 4.30 ERA and 5.2 K/9 in sixty-seven innings for New York last season. Still a pre-arbitration player, Beato will be under team control until 2017.
Shoppach, 32, was dealt to the Mets on Tuesday to serve as a back-up option for primary catcher Josh Thole. He will be a free agent at season's end.
Was Shoppach for Beato a fair trade?