Mets recall RHP Pedro Beato

FLUSHING, N.Y., July 4, 2012 – The New York Mets today announced the club has recalled righthanded pitcher Pedro Beato from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League and optioned righthanded pitcher Jeremy Hefner to the Bisons. Beato, 25, will wear uniform #27 and will be available for Thursday night’s game vs. Philadelphia.

Beato was 3-2 with a 1.16 ERA (three earned runs/24.0 innings) in 16 games with Buffalo. The 6-4, 222-pounder allowed 15 hits, seven runs (three earned), with three walks and 18 strikeouts. He was with the Mets earlier this year from June 6-8, but did not appear in a game. Beato also had three scoreless appearances with St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League tossing 4.0 shutout innings. He began the year on the 15-Day Disabled List with right shoulder stiffness.

Beato was 2-1 with a 4.30 ERA (32 earned runs/67.0 innings) in 60 games for the Mets in 2011.

Hefner, 26, was 1-3 with a 5.64 ERA (19 earned runs/30.1 innings) in 11 games, three starts for the Mets.