Sunday, March 25, 2012

Beato could be DLed instead of optioned...

Photo by Michael Baron
Adam Rubin is reporting that Pedro Beato will begin the year on the disabled list.

Beato was last year's rule five pick and had to stay on the roster to be kept.  At times last year he was out standing but he also fatigued towards the end of the year and really took up a stop that could have been better used.

Now he has options and I expected this to be a back and forth year for him, the injury makes things easy for the club.  This spring training he appeared in one game allowing one hit and recording one out.

Thanks to the DL placement Beato will earn major league time/salary but the Mets will also save or at least delay in using an option.