The Atlanta Braves have sent relief pitcher David Carpenter to the 15 day DL after sustaining a strained right bicep. To replace the pitcher on the roster, the team recalled relief pitcher Pedro Beato from Triple-A Gwinnett.
The 28 year old relief pitcher is 4-1 on the season for the Braves and has pitched 27.2 innings. He felt discomfort in his arm last week. He has an ERA of 4.23 in 34 game appearances this season where he has completed six. He has two saves.
Beato the Dominican born right-hander has spent his season with the Gwinnett Braves. He has posted one win and no losses in the 24 games he has played this season. Like Carpenter he has two saves and is posting a 3.49 ERA with a .84 WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched).
The Braves are atop the NL East with a 36-33 record. They are 20-16 at home but are 16-17 on the road. Their next game is at home tonight against the Philadelphia Phillies. It’s unlikely that Beato will see the field if he even dresses for the game.
Carpenter has spent time with the Houston Astros in 2011 and returned to the MLB stage in 2013 with the Braves after minor league stints. He played six games in 2013 with the Gwinnett Braves before being called back to the team. It’s unclear if the Braves will move him down to the Triple-A team for a rehab assignment after his DL stay.
For Beato, the call-up is his third stint at the “show”. He previously was active for the New York Mets in 2011 playing 60 games before moving back to the minors. In 2013 he played 10 games for the Boston Red Sox.