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Reliever Beato claimed off waivers by Braves

CINCINNATI -- Relief pitcher Pedro Beato, who was designated for assignment by the Reds on Sunday, was claimed off waivers by the Braves on Wednesday.

Beato, 27, was one of Cincinnati's final roster cuts at the end of Spring Training. He posted a 3.00 ERA in nine spring games with three runs and 11 hits allowed over nine innings.

The Reds had claimed Beato off waivers from the Red Sox on Oct. 31.

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