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Beato earning confidence of Collins

The Rule 5 pick's solid performance of late has solidified his spot in the bullpen rotation

Updated: April 24, 2011, 10:46 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- New York Mets reliever Pedro Beato has not allowed an earned run in 11 innings as a major leaguer. And the product of Brooklyn's Xaverian High School is starting to get more responsibility, even if at 24 years old he still can be a little irresponsible.

Before Saturday's game, manager Terry Collins and players -- seemingly playfully -- led a search party through the clubhouse for Beato after he was nowhere to be found when the team was scheduled to stretch. Turns out, Beato was ...

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