BOSTON, MA - The Boston Red Sox today recalled right-handed pitchers Pedro Beato and Zach Stewart, and third baseman Danny Valencia from Triple-A Pawtucket. All three players will be active for tonight's game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. With the move, the club's active Major League roster is at 35.
The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington.
Beato, who was acquired from the Mets on August 16, will be with the Red Sox for the second time this season having earned the win in his only outing on his previous stint with the club, a 2.0-inning relief appearance on August 26 vs. Kansas City over which he allowed two runs. The 25-year-old yielded just two runs, one earned, and struck out nine batters over 8.0 innings of work in seven games for the PawSox between the regular season and International League playoffs. The right-hander also pitched in seven games for the Mets earlier this season, all during the month of July, and made 24 appearances (1 start) for Triple-A Buffalo. Originally selected by the Orioles in the supplemental round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, he has a 3-1 record with a 4.79 ERA (39 ER/73.1 IP) and 46 strikeouts in 68 career Major League appearances, all in relief, with the Mets (2011-12) and Red Sox (2012).
The 25-year-old Stewart will also be in his second stint with Boston this year. He started and took the loss in his only previous appearance with the club on August 29 against the Angels in Anaheim. Acquired from the White Sox on June 24, Stewart went 2-0 with a 3.27 ERA (4 ER/11.0 IP) in two postseason starts for Pawtucket en route to the club's Governor's Cup Championship. In 11 regular-season starts for the PawSox in 2012, he went 3-5 with a 3.94 ERA (26 ER/59.1 IP) and 42 strikeouts compared to 14 walks. Originally selected by the Reds in the third round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, Stewart began the season with 18 games (1 start) for the White Sox and has pitched in 32 career Major League games (13 starts) for the Blue Jays (2011), White Sox (2011-12) and Red Sox (2012), posting a 3-9 record with a 6.55 ERA (73 ER/100.1 IP) and 63 strikeouts.
Valencia, 28, played in four games for Boston from August 11-15, appearing at third base in all four contests while going 1-for-8 (.125) with an RBI at the plate. Acquired by the Red Sox from the Twins on August 5, he hit .306 (15-for-49) with three doubles, a home run and eight RBI in 13 regular-season games for Pawtucket and knocked two homers and drove in six runs during the PawSox Governor's Cup Championship run. Prior to joining the Red Sox organization he split time in 2012 between Minnesota (34 games) and the Twins Triple-A Rochester affiliate (69 games). Originally selected by the Twins in the 19th round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, the right-handed hitter owns a .259 average (258-for-997) with 52 doubles, four triples, 24 home runs, 130 RBI, 106 runs and 63 walks in 277 career Major League games with the Twins (2010-12) and Red Sox (2012).