Beato to replace Hefner

July, 4, 2012
7/04/12
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After allowing a pair of inherited runners to score in the eighth, then a two-run homer to Ty Wigginton during a three-run ninth that capped Philadelphia's 9-2 win Wednesday, Jeremy Hefner was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo.

Pedro Beato will join the Mets on Thursday.

Beato is 3-2 with a 1.12 ERA in 16 relief appearances with Buffalo this season. He has allowed 15 hits and walked nine (three intentionally) while striking out 18 in 24 innings.
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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