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Beato back with Mets

The New York Mets got their seventh-inning guy back Tuesday.

Rookie right-handed reliever Pedro Beato was activated from the disabled list and will return to his regular seven-inning role, manager Terry Collins said.

"The report says he's throwing the ball great," Collins said. "We've gotta make use of him. He's a good addition for us right now."

Beato (elbow) made a minor league rehab start with Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday, giving up two hits and a walk in 1 1/3 innings. He was supposed to make another rehab start Tuesday, but the team decided he was ready to be activated.

"I’m very happy that it wasn't a long trip," Beato said. "Thank goodness it was quick and I'm back up here again. I'm feeling a lot better. Everything went well."

Beato, a Rule 5 pick who attended Xaverian High School in Brooklyn, began his major league career by not giving up an earned run in his first 17 innings pitched. But he began to experience tendinitis in his elbow, which prompted the Mets to shut him down.

The discomfort in his elbow went away "two or three days" after he went on the disabled list, and the 24-year-old says he’s been "fine" ever since.