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Wednesday, 07 August 2013 20:38

Boston Red Sox bring up Pedro Beato, send Matt Thornton to DL

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BOSTON—According to a tweet from Maureen Mullen, the Boston Red Sox beat writer for CSNNE.com, the Boston Red Sox will bring up righty Pedro Beato today, while southpaw Matt Thornton will be put on the disabled list. Mullen tweeted the following earlier this afternoon.

 

#RedSox will bring up RHP Pedro Beato today. LHP Matt Thornton to DL. #RedSoxTalk

Beato has tallied a 1-1 record in nine appearances for the Local Nine this season, walking one while striking out four and notching a 3.29 ERA in the process.  His last appearance for the club came on Friday against theArizona Diamondbacks. In that affair, he allowed two hits and one earned run while striking out a batter in 1.1 innings of work.

Thornton, who has been dealing with oblique soreness since Sunday has posted a 0-4 record with 27 strikeouts and 12 walks in correlation with a 3.47 ERA in 36.1 innings pitched, which spans 50 contests. He last worked on Sunday and gave up a hit, feeling tightness in his oblique during the second pitch of a plate appearance against Arizona shortstop Didi Gregorious. He stayed in the game for two more pitches before trainer Ricky Jaymeson and manager John Farrell recognized his discomfort, taking Thornton out of the game as a result.

The Three Rivers, Mich. native was acquired by the Red Sox on July 12 from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for minor league outfielder Brandon Jacobs and cash considerations.

It seems as though the bullpen has been an area of trouble for Boston, whether it be due to difficulty staying healthy or inconsistency in production.  Now with Thornton on the disabled list, Boston needs to find some way to offset the loss as they begin to shift their focus to playing postseason baseball.