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Roberto Petagine | First Baseman

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (46) / 6/2/1971
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 172
Bats / Throws: Left / Left

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Roberto Petagine has cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to Triple-A.
The Mariners designated Petagine for assignment last week and he'll stay in the organization. They've made it clear they have no plans for him, so Petagine probably would have been better off going to another Triple-A team. Thu, Jul 20, 2006 10:44:00 AM

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Mariners designated first baseman Roberto Petagine for assignment.

Carl Everett's struggles never created any sort of opportunity for Petagine, who had started just two of the Mariners' 88 games. He ended up 5-for-27 with a homer and four walks. There are a few AL teams that would benefit from his presence, but it's unlikely that he'll be claimed on waivers.
Sun, Jul 9, 2006 02:12:00 AM

Roberto Petagine started Tuesday for just the second time this season.

It's amazing that a team struggling as much for offense as the Mariners would keep a guy like Petagine strapped to the bench. He had just 18 at-bats in the team's first 53 games.
Wed, May 31, 2006 10:02:00 AM

In his first Mariners at-bat, Roberto Petagine hit a solo homer off Francisco Rodriguez in the bottom of the ninth today.

Especially notable because when Petagine was called in to pinch-hit against K-Rod last year, the result was perhaps the ugliest at-bat we have ever seen. Never having faced Rodriguez before, Petagine went down swinging at three straight sliders out of the zone. Petagine was given a fastball he could handle this time and drilled it over the right-field wall. He's worthy of far more at-bats than the Mariners are going to give him.
Mon, Apr 3, 2006 08:33:00 PM

Mariners purchased the contract of first baseman Roberto Petagine.

They'll also be purchasing the contract of right-hander Jeff Harris tomorrow. Petagine hit another homer today, but since it was in an exhibition against Triple-A Tacoma, it won't count in the statistics. The Mariners will use the 34-year-old primarily as a pinch-hitter for the middle infielders, leaving him with next to no value in AL-only leagues.
Sat, Apr 1, 2006 11:00:00 PM

Roberto Petagine hit a game-tying homer in the bottom of the ninth before the Royals and Mariners called it quits at 10-10 today.

Petagine learned before the game that he had made the Mariners, so this was just punctuating a great day for him. Unfortunately, he's probably going to be limited to pinch-hitting unless a spot opens up, leaving him with little or no fantasy value in AL-only leagues.
Wed, Mar 29, 2006 08:52:00 PM

Roberto Petagine doubled twice and drove in three runs as the Mariners beat the Rangers 10-9 on Monday night.

We're pretty sure the extra offense would more than make up for the defensive downgrade from using Ichiro Suzuki in center, Carl Everett in right and Petagine at DH. We're even more sure that simply going with Petagine over Everett at DH would put additional runs on the board. But neither scenario is going to happen. Petagine, who is batting .436/.511/.641 in 39 AB this spring, might find himself a free agent again this weekend.
Tue, Mar 28, 2006 12:38:00 AM

Roberto Petagine hit a three-run homer Wednesday in Seattle's exhibition against Japan.

Petagine is also 5-for-9 in the games do count. The Mariners would be helping themselves if they went with Petagine as their DH against right-handers, not that they have any intention of doing so. It'd work out even better since Petagine wouldn't get any starts versus left-handers, whereas Carl Everett, even though he's lousy against them, often will.
Thu, Mar 9, 2006 12:19:00 AM

Mariners signed first baseman Roberto Petagine to a minor league contract.

Guaranteeing Carl Everett $4 million just keeps looking sillier. The 34-year-old Petagine will be the more productive designated hitter if he's given the opportunity, though there's hardly any chance that it will happen at the start of the year. He'll probably head to Triple-A Tacoma initially.
Tue, Feb 21, 2006 01:43:00 PM

Red Sox designated first baseman Roberto Petagine for assignment.

The move makes room for Alex Gonzalez on the 40-man roster. Petagine could help any number of teams with his offensive ability, but it might be that he won't get the opportunity. Only in Japan would he open the season as a regular.
Mon, Feb 6, 2006 03:21:00 PM

To make room for Alex Gonzalez on the 40-man roster, the Red Sox might release Roberto Petagine or sell him back to Japan.

It's been obvious that the 34-year-old Petagine wasn't in Boston's plans, yet he still occupies a 40-man roster spot, denying him of the opportunity to find a team that might need a quality left-handed hitter. Of course, most of the league would have ignored him as much as Terry Francona did.
Sat, Feb 4, 2006 04:39:00 AM

Roberto Petagine may miss the remainder of the season with a "very serious" family emergency.

Kevin Youkilis will take over Petagine's pinch hitting-duties.
Fri, Sep 30, 2005 08:49:00 AM

Roberto Petagine went 2-for-3 with a double tonight in his first start in 12 days.

He was then removed for pinch-hitter Kevin Millar, who, what else, popped up. Petagine should be Boston's regular first baseman against right-handers, but it doesn't seem likely that it will happen.
Sat, Aug 27, 2005 11:14:00 PM

Roberto Petagine is sitting out against a right-hander for a second straight game tonight.

John Olerud played first yesterday. Tonight, manager Terry Francona has Kevin Millar at first base and Gabe Kapler in right field. With Jason Varitek out because Tim Wakefield is pitching, Tony Graffanino, who has grounded into three double plays the last two days, is batting fifth behind Manny Ramirez. We really thought the Red Sox were going to give Petagine a chance, but since he's sitting now and Trot Nixon still isn't back yet, it looks nearly hopeless.
Thu, Aug 18, 2005 09:28:00 PM

Roberto Petagine hit his first major league home run since 1998 tonight off Jon Garland tonight.

Petagine is batting .333/.400/.556 with eight RBI in 18 at-bats for the Red Sox. With Kevin Millar approaching 200 at-bats since his last homer, Petagine needs to be Boston's first baseman against right-handers even after Trot Nixon gets back.
Sat, Aug 13, 2005 10:59:00 PM

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