Mets Option Peterson to Make Room for RHP Chris Beck

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As per Tim Healey of Newsday, the New York Mets have made a corresponding move to make room for a new reliever added to the team’s bullpen today.

After claiming Chris Beck off waivers from the Chicago White Sox yesterday, the team announced he would join the team today for their series with the D-Backs in Arizona.

Beck, 27, is a right-hander with a career 5.94 earned-run average in 97 appearances (4.18 ERA in 23.2 innings this season) for the Pale Hose, all but one of them in relief.

In order to add Beck to the active roster, the Mets have optioned 27-year-old righty Tim Peterson to Triple-A Las Vegas.

In three appearances for the Mets this year (4.1 innings), the Pullyaup, Washington native had a 2.08 earned-run average with four strikeouts and 2 bases-on-balls (one intentional).

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