To complete the Kelly Shoppach trade made on August 14, the New York Mets have sent pitcher Pedro Beato to the Boston Red Sox, according to Andy McCullough of nj.com. In addition, the team signed pitchers Andrew Carpenter and Scott Patterson to a minor league contracts.
After spending the first part of 2012 on the disabled list with a sore shoulder, the 25-year-old Beato had a 10.38 ERA in seven games for New York. At the minor league level, he was 4-4 with a 3.73 ERA in 27 appearances.
The right-hander was the team’s Rule 5 draft pick in 2010, having been selected in December that year from the Baltimore Orioles. He became one of the team’s primary relievers in 2011, appearing in 60 games and going 2-1 with a 4.30 ERA.
Carpenter, 27, made six relief appearances for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2012, posting a 5.00 ERA with nine strikeouts in nine innings, before being granted free agency on August 4.
Six days later, on August 10, the right-hander signed with New York. He has a 0.00 ERA in two games with Double-A Binghamton since joining the organization.
Though he has been used as a reliever at the big-league level, Carpenter is a starter by trade, beginning 117 of the 166 minor league appearances he has made. He has shown significant success in that role, posting a 56-39 record and a 3.52 ERA in his seven-year minor league career.
His success at that level hasn’t translated well to the major leagues, however, as he has a 7.56 ERA in 23 appearances since his debut with the Phillies in 2008.
The 33-year-old Patterson, who the Mets signed on August 5, has not pitched at the big league level since 2008, his only year in the majors.
He began 2012 with the Tacoma Rainiers, Seattle’s Triple-A squad, and performed well, going 1-3 with a 2.89 ERA in 28 games. Seattle cut ties with him on July 29, however, and the Mets scooped him up about a week later.
He is 0-1 with a 21.60 ERA in two minor league games since joining the Mets’ system.