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Pedro Beato acquired by Red Sox

Updated: August 16, 2012, 4:56 PM ET
ESPNBoston.com

The Boston Red Sox will receive right-handed reliever Pedro Beato as the player to be named later in the trade that sent catcher Kelly Shoppach to the New York Mets earlier this week.

He's been optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket. To make room on the 40-man roster, the team moved reliever Scott Atchison to the 60-day disabled list (right elbow strain).

The 25-year-old, Dominican-born Beato has split his season between the Mets and Triple-A Buffalo. In seven appearances at the major league ...

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