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.

Starling Marte carted off field after outfield collision

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Pirates center fielder Starling Marte was carted off the field during the eighth inning of Friday’s contest against the Giants. Marte was racing in to field a fly ball from Yangervis Solarte when he collided at full speed with shortstop Erik González. The two were knocked down by the impact and quickly attended to by the Pirates’ staff, who helped Marte sit up on a cart and removed him from the game.

The extent of either player’s injuries, if any, have yet to be revealed. Following the incident, both Marte and González were officially removed from the lineup, with JB Shuck shifting from left to center field, Jung Ho Kang moving over to shortstop, Colin Moran covering third base, and Jason Martin in the left field corner.

The Pirates currently lead the Giants 4-1 in the ninth.