Boston traded Shoppach to the Mets earlier this week in return for a player to be named later.
Beato was acquired in the Rule 5 draft in December 2010. Last season in 60 games, Beato had a 4.30 ERA (67 innings) while striking out 5.2 batters per nine. This season, he has spent most of his time pitching in Triple-A. In 4.1 innings over seven appearances, Beato has allowed five runs on five hits.
Beato was a first-round pick in 2006 when he was selected by the Orioles. Before 2007, he was ranked number 99 in Baseball America‘s pre-season top 100 prospect list. However, he never panned out for the Orioles, who let him go in the Rule 5 draft. He has been decent for the Mets, but this really isn’t a big deal. He really doesn’t have much value. Even if you think he does have some potential, the Mets are getting a good catcher in return.
Speaking of Shoppach, he is in the lineup for tonight’s series finale against the Reds.