ESPN NY: Pedro Beato Happy to be Home with Mets

The Mets selected Pedro Beato in the Rule 5 draft this past Thursday.

The Mets originally drafted Beato in the 17th round of the 2005 amateur draft, but did not sign him.

He was 4-0 with a 2.11 ERA with 16 saves in 43 games for the Double-A Bowie Baysox in the Orioles organization in 2010.

Per Rule 5 draft rules, if the Mets do not carry Beato for the entire 2011 season, he must be offered back to the Orioles at a cost of $25,000.