Beato: Velocity creeping upward
June, 6, 2012
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com
Beato arrives having blanked opponents for the final 8 2/3 innings of a rehab stint with Triple-A Buffalo, during which opposing batters hit .138 (4-for-29).
Beato, who had been out since spring training, said he was never diagnosed with anything more severe than inflammation in the shoulder. "Nothing else," he said.
His velocity still is not at its top level. But, Beato said, he reached 95 mph in his final appearance with Buffalo, after being as low as 86 mph on radar guns in spring training.
"It feels forever," Beato said about the length of his absence. "It took me a little bit to get back, but I finally got back, and everything has come along well. I'm healthy."