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08/16/2012 4:12 PM EST

Mets complete trade with Boston

FLUSHING, N.Y., August 16, 2012 – The New York Mets today announced that righthanded pitcher Pedro Beato has been assigned on a waiver claim to the Boston Red Sox to complete the August 14 trade that brought Kelly Shoppach to New York for a player to be named later.

Beato, 25, did not receive a decision in seven games with the Mets this season.  He compiled a 10.38 ERA (five earned runs/4.1 innings) with five strikeouts and two walks.  He appeared in 24 games, one start, with Buffalo (AAA) of the International League, going 4-4 with a 4.14 ERA (17 earned runs/37.0 innings). 

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