Beato: Velocity creeping upward

June, 6, 2012
6/06/12
6:23
PM ET
WASHINGTON -- Pedro Beato could not have been thrilled when he was bypassed for a promotion Sunday, when he was eligible to be activated from the 60-day DL. But three days later, Beato has joined the Mets' depleted bullpen.

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."
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.
Follow Adam on Twitter »  Chat archive »

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
14 4.02 143 190
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .295
HRL. Duda 27
RBIL. Duda 83
RD. Murphy 75
OPSL. Duda .827
ERAJ. Niese 3.55
SOZ. Wheeler 173