Beato surfaces in Florida State League

May, 19, 2012
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Pedro Beato, who has been sidelined since spring training with shoulder discomfort, appeared in his first minor league game Saturday night. Beato tossed two scoreless innings for Class A St. Lucie, allowing one walk while striking out two.

Beato is on the 60-day major league DL, which freed up a 40-man roster spot but prevents him from appearing in the big leagues until May 27.

He likely was slated to be optioned to Triple-A Buffalo to open the season had he not had the shoulder issue and instead been placed on the major league DL.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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