Orioles sign Pedro Beato to minor league contract

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Steve Melewski of MASN reports that the Orioles have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with right-handed reliever Pedro Beato. The deal does not include¬†an invitation to major league spring training, so Beato won’t be under consideration for one of the spots in the Orioles’ Opening Day bullpen.

Beato was a first-round pick of the O’s back in 2006 but never made an appearance in Baltimore. He owns a weak 4.34 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, and 59/37 K/BB ratio in 93 1/3 career major league innings split between the Mets, Red Sox, and Braves. And he wasn’t very effective last year at Triple-A Gwinnett.